Apple has lured Roy J.E.M Raymann, from Philips Research, for its iWatch team, according to a report from 9to5Mac. The new hire is the latest in a series of hires Apple has reportedly been making in the health and medical sensor field.
… the company has recently picked up Roy J.E.M Raymann from Philips Research, an expert on sleep research with extensive experience in wearables, sensors, and non-pharmacological methods of improving sleep quality.
Prior to joining Apple, Raymann served as a senior scientist at Philips Research working as a lead on various sleep related research projects, founding the Philips Sleep Experience Laboratory, a non-clinical sleep research facility. Raymann also lead projects that researched aspects of sleep and activity monitoring through the Philips’ Consumer Lifestyle Sleep Research Program.
Raymann has experience in researching wearables related to tracking sleep and alertness activity.
Philips Research would confirm that Raymann had left the company as of January 1, but demurred when asked if he had left for a position at Apple.