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Topic: Health

Big pharma exploring Apple ResearchKit integration in for-profit efforts

07/09/2015, 07:07 pm

Two pharmaceutical titans, GlaxoSmithKline and Purdue Pharma, are looking for ways to implement Apple's open-source ResearchKit framework into clinical testing and research and development operations, a report said Thursday.


Withings' iPhone-compatible Activite, Activite Pop watches get automatic swim detection

07/07/2015, 01:07 pm

Withings on Tuesday announced the addition of automatic swim tracking to its iPhone-compatible Activite and Activite Pop smartwatches via a firmware update, with plans to further expand the feature in "coming months."


With iPhone & Apple Watch, Apple playing a key role in 'consumerization' of healthcare

06/25/2015, 09:06 am

With the iPhone an everyday part of millions of consumers' lives, and now the debut of the Apple Watch, healthcare professionals believe that Apple is a pivotal part in what they see as the "consumerization" of healthcare, driven by easy access to health-related data.


Apple's HealthKit has yet to realize its potential, thanks to lackadaisical third-party support

06/07/2015, 07:06 am

Apple's HealthKit, especially with the newly launched Apple Watch, is a fantastic way for apps and services to share health and fitness data openly with one another. Unfortunately, Apple's own Health app is still being held back by short-sighted decisions from some of the top fitness platforms, including my two favorites: RunKeeper and Fitbit.


Watch OS 1.0.1 update causes Apple Watches to skip heart rate tracking, users say

05/22/2015, 10:05 am

This week's Watch OS 1.0.1 update has caused some Apple Watches to track heart rate sporadically, in some cases with an hour or more between readings, according to complaints on Apple's support forums, and verified by AppleInsider's own tests.


MD Anderson Cancer Center turns to Apple Watch for breast cancer treatment

05/20/2015, 01:05 pm

The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is using the Apple Watch to improve the treament regimens of breast cancer patients, citing the advantages of wearables in getting people to change their behavior.


Apple concept would require users to input health data to keep using their iPhone

03/26/2015, 09:03 am

Apple has explored presenting iPhone users with non-dismissable notifications, such as requiring personal health data to be entered before resuming normal use of their device, in a concept that could help break bad habits.


Rumor: Apple could launch iOS 8.2 next week, will expand capabilities of Health app

03/05/2015, 11:03 am

The release of iOS 8.2 remains imminent, and could debut as soon as Apple's "Spring Forward" event next Monday, bringing a number of improvements to the iPhone's health app, along with the usual stability improvements and bug fixes.


Ecosystem of health-focused apps & accessories will further strengthen Apple, UBS says

01/12/2015, 02:01 pm

Following a deluge of health and fitness devices announced at CES, one analyst has said he believes Apple's Health application and HealthKit tools for developers will help foster a diverse ecosystem that will further differentiate the iPhone from competing platforms.


iOS-connected Hexoskin fitness tracking smart shirt now available

10/01/2014, 03:10 pm

The $399 Hexoskin biometric smart shirt is now available for purchase in the U.S., giving athletes the ability to measure, track and improve their performance in real time, with data on heart rate, breathing and more.


How to set up your emergency Medical ID with iOS 8's new Health app

09/24/2014, 12:09 pm

One of the lesser known -- but potentially most important -- features of Apple's newly released iOS 8 mobile operating system is a digital "Medical ID," which can provide important personal health related information in the event of an emergency.


Apple's WWDC unveiling of HealthKit in iOS 8 grabs the attention of doctors

06/10/2014, 11:06 am

Behind the apparently simple premise of Apple's new Health app in iOS 8 is the potential to "solve one of the single worst problems in healthcare today," wrote one healthcare professional: "the inability to easily transfer patient records from one care location to another."


FDA says Apple feels a 'moral obligation' to improve health tracking data

06/09/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple's new "Health" application in iOS 8 was apparently driven by what the company feels is a "moral obligation" to help its users live healthier lives, it disclosed in conversations with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Apple announces HealthKit for holistic health tracking

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Confirming a string of rumors leading up to WWDC, Apple on Monday announced HealthKit and accompanying app Health, two assets that collect, store and parse health-related data in a central digital repository.