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Topic: HealthKit

Stanford program offers 1,000 Apple Watches, funding for healthcare research proposals

01/18/2017, 09:01 am

Stanford University is offering to hand out up to 1,000 Apple Watches and up to $10,000 in funding to instructors and members of the faculty, as part of a new program to find innovative ways to use the Apple Watch in healthcare.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 could get updated S Health app to counter Apple's HealthKit, CareKit

01/16/2017, 02:01 pm

Samsung's next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, could include a new S Health app with features above and beyond Apple's HealthKit and CareKit -- including the ability to schedule online consultations with doctors, or even pay medical fees.

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One Drop launches Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring with HealthKit on Apple's online store

01/11/2017, 04:01 pm

One Drop on Wednesday launched the Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit on Apple's online store, offering a heavily iOS-based option for people suffering from diabetes.

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Hands-on: LEVLpro measures your fat burning state with one breath, connects to iOS

01/04/2017, 06:01 pm

A new health-focused, iOS-connected device claims to be able to measure a user's fat burning state with just one breath, helping make real-time decisions about diet and exercise to optimize fat loss. AppleInsider went hands on this week at CES and offers a first look.

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Apple asks permission in Health app to anonymously collect workout data for improvements

12/20/2016, 09:12 am

As part of an initiative to improve the data collection process, and gauge future needs, Apple is asking users to opt into anonymous data collection about workouts and activity information.

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Executive leading HealthKit, other software platforms leaves Apple

12/02/2016, 03:12 pm

An executive hired to lead teams responsible for HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit -- as well as related machine learning algorithms -- has left Apple after just a few months on the job, a report said on Friday.

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Recent Apple emails with FDA reveal interest with cardiac monitoring hardware, Parkinson's support

11/29/2016, 10:11 am

A recent Freedom of Information Act filing has revealed that Apple's ambitions still extend into cardiac monitoring technologies, with meetings scheduled between the Apple Watch maker and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the summer of 2016 regarding a pair of devices.

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Apple researching methods to monitor Parkinson's disease with Apple Watch and iPhone

11/16/2016, 11:11 pm

In a potential expansion to its current health and wellness offerings, headlined by ResearchKit and HealthKit, Apple is reportedly investigating the viability of employing Apple Watch and iPhone in real-time monitoring of patients with Parkinson's disease.

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Apple hires Duke doctor known as early pioneer of HealthKit & ResearchKit

11/01/2016, 09:11 am

Apple has hired on Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, formerly the director of mobile strategy at Duke University and an early adopter of Apple's HealthKit and ResearchKit platforms, according to a report.

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Apple's health hires geared towards sharing, interpreting data, including new Watch apps

09/26/2016, 09:09 am

Apple's continued hiring of health experts -- and its takeover of Gliimpse -- are all geared toward building better electronic health records, and turning that data into advice for both doctors and device owners, a report indicated on Monday.

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Apple's health push continues with reported buyout of digital records firm Gliimpse

08/22/2016, 10:08 am

Earlier this year Apple purchased personal health data startup Gliimpse, a report revealed on Monday, potentially setting the stage for enhancements to CareKit, HealthKit, and ResearchKit.

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Patent filing hints at Apple's future in consumer-driven healthcare monitoring

08/11/2016, 12:08 pm

A new Apple patent filing for an electrocardiogram device suitable for consumer use reinforces the company's continued moves into the healthcare monitoring business.

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Rumor: Apple working on entirely new, advanced health-tracking hardware for 2017 launch

08/09/2016, 07:08 am

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple could be planning to unveil a "killer new product" developed within its health laboratories, a new report claims -- though details are vague.

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Heart rate monitoring app Cardiogram goes native with watchOS 2 update

06/09/2016, 05:06 am

Cardiogram, the HealthKit-enabled Apple Watch app powering an ongoing University of California, San Francisco heart study, received a major update on Thursday with support for native watchOS 2 operation, a new complication, 3D Touch support for iPhone 6s and a refreshed look.

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Apple hires doctor with HealthKit experience away from Stanford Children's Hospital

06/02/2016, 10:06 pm

According to a report published Thursday, Apple recently poached Dr. Rajiv Kumar, a pediatric specialist whose diabetes ResearchKit study made headlines in 2014, away from Stanford Children's Health.

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Apple seeks lawyer with HIPAA expertise for health initiative

05/24/2016, 07:05 pm

An Apple job listing on Monday reveals the company is looking to hire a seasoned attorney with health privacy expertise to take on the role of Privacy Counsel , suggesting a health and medical systems expansion could be in the works.

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Apple launches CareKit, a new framework for extended healthcare needs

03/21/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple on Monday revealed that it is expanding its Health initiatives with a new tool called CareKit, which at launch will be used to help patients at home and on the go.

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Study seeks to prevent strokes with Apple Watch, Cardiogram HealthKit-enabled app

03/16/2016, 09:03 pm

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, in partnership with developers of Apple Watch app Cardiogram, are conducting a study to determine whether heart rate sensing hardware in consumer devices can detect atrial fibrillation, a serious medical condition that can lead to stroke.

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Pebble Time gains fitness tracking through HealthKit-compatible Pebble Health

12/15/2015, 05:12 pm

Pebble on Tuesday updated its Pebble Time smartwatches with Pebble Health, a feature bringing fitness tracking to its product lineup for the first time.

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Google's Android Wear for iOS confirmed incompatible with Apple's HealthKit

09/01/2015, 07:09 pm

In announcing Android Wear for iOS on Monday, Google noted users can track steps, calories and other biometric readings in-app, but failed to confirm HealthKit compatibility. It has since been learned that Google chose not to integrate with Apple's platform, instead opting for its own Google Fit service.

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