Verily developing connectivity hub to gather data and send it to the cloud

Verily, the new name of Google's Life Sciences unit, has reportedly been developing a "connectivity bridge," a piece of hardware that can collect health data from various sensors and upload that data into the cloud, reports Business Insider.

The device appears to be a wireless hub, which not only transmits patient data to the cloud but also can charge their devices using a USB port. Business Insider suggests the bridge could be beneficial for patients to submit data especially if they don't have Internet access on a laptop or smartphone. The bridge appears to be intended for use by individuals participating in clinical studies.

The Federal Communications Commission approved the bridge in September, but details and photos of the device just emerged this week, according to the report.

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