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Topic: Health

Apple Watches offered by Apple in grant program to qualifying ResearchKit and CareKit projects

06/07/2019, 03:06 pm

Apple will be launching an "Apple Watch Limited Grant Program" later in 2019 to help institutions wanting to use the ResearchKit and CareKit frameworks, among a series of changes to the platforms designed to encourage more health research to be performed.

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Hands on with Cycle, Apple's new menstrual cycle tracker in iOS 13 [u]

06/06/2019, 04:06 pm

Announced at the WWDC keynote, Apple has once again expanded its health monitoring and tracking on the Apple Watch. A big addition that arrived with the first beta is menstrual period tracking with Cycle.

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'Gaming disorder' on iPhone & other platforms recognized by World Health Organization

05/25/2019, 03:05 pm

The member states of the World Health Organization have voted to adopt a revised list of diseases which includes addiction to video games -- including smartphone titles -- as a mental health disorder.

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Apple confirms Apple Watch ECG function to roll out in Canada

05/24/2019, 07:05 pm

Apple on Friday confirmed plans to activate Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature for users in Canada after receiving approval from the country's regulatory body, though the company failed to disclose a specific timeline for launch.

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Apple Watch ECG app arriving in Canada soon following health regulator's approval

05/21/2019, 07:05 am

Owners of the Apple Watch Series 4 in Canada could be able to use the ECG app to monitor their heart in the near future, after regulator Health Canada has approved the wearable device's electrocardiogram and irregular rhythm notification features.

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Apple Watch Series 4 summons help for 80-year-old Munich woman after fall

04/15/2019, 08:04 am

Emergency services were automatically summoned by a Series 4 Apple Watch when a 80-year-old woman fell in her apartment in Haidhausen, Munich.

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Fear and nagging: How the Apple Watch annoys you into getting active and losing weight

04/12/2019, 10:04 am

The Apple Watch is well known for its ability to keep track of a person's activity throughout the day, but its greatest weapons in getting users to move around more are not the monitoring, nor its rings, but the constant nagging and it fostering a compulsion to work out.

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Healthcare an opportunity for Apple to 'lead digital disruption' versus rivals

04/08/2019, 12:04 pm

Whereas Apple's other recent service announcements are in well-trodden ground, the company "has the potential to lead digital disruption" with healthcare, Morgan Stanley analysts claimed on Monday.

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Apple Watch's heart rate monitoring credited with saving another life

04/08/2019, 08:04 am

The Apple Watch has saved another life, according to a post made to Reddit, where the Apple wearable is credited with alerting its owner to heart issues and prompting a call for assistance, shortly before a medical emergency took place.

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Apple Watch takes countermeasures to prevent false Afib notifications

03/18/2019, 10:03 am

It takes five incidents of detected atrial fibrillation -- Afib for short -- before an Apple Watch will actually alert its owner to the condition, Apple's VP of Health said on this weekend's publication of the Apple Heart Study, run in conjunction with Stanford Medicine.

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Apple Watch growth, physician access to data likely to become major Apple healthcare revenue sources

03/12/2019, 11:03 am

The growth of the wearable devices market could lead Apple to earn more than simply Apple Watch sales, suggests Loup Ventures, with the opportunity for data collected by it and potential future AirPod models to be offered to members of the healthcare industry for a monthly fee.

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Apple Watch helps to save another life, user diagnosed with tachycardia

03/07/2019, 02:03 pm

The Apple Watch has been credited with saving another life due to its heart beat monitoring functionality, with the wearable device detecting an unusual pulse rate and a suggestion to go to hospital, ultimately leading to a diagnosis of tachycardia.

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Tips: Step up your workouts by sharing Apple Watch activity data with friends

03/05/2019, 11:03 am

The Apple Watch's activity app does a good job of pushing you into exercising more, but knowing that your friends can see when you've slacked off is a strong motivator. Here's a two-minute tip on how to set up sharing your workout activity.

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Apple heralds more health and fitness apps gaining Siri Shortcut support

03/01/2019, 11:03 am

More apps have been given updates to work with Siri Shortcuts, with Apple highlighting a number of health and fitness-related tools that take advantage of the digital assistant's abilities to provide custom verbal queries.

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Apple policies against data collection an advantage in digital health market, Cook says

02/27/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday again denounced the practice of collecting user data for monetary gain, saying that the tech giant's policies against such initiatives give it an edge in the burgeoning digital health industry.

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Apple VP of Health says FDA was 'very critical' in Apple Watch clearance, relationship with agency is 'good'

02/22/2019, 06:02 pm

In an interview published Friday, Apple VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai discussed the company's newfound interest in health and medicine, suggesting products like Apple Watch Series 4 and the Health app are stepping stones to more advanced devices and services.

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Apple Watch credited with saving life of Seattle man with AFib

02/21/2019, 11:02 pm

Apple Watch was credited with saving the life of a Bothell, Wash., man who used the device's heart monitoring features to learn that his atrial fibrillation had returned, prompting doctors to get him back on medication to prevent a stroke.

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Humanity is killing itself with fat, and we're going to show you how the Apple Watch can save you

02/13/2019, 07:02 am

Apple's attempts to make its users more aware of their health over the years has introduced many new products and services, all with the goal of getting users in shape, but considering the sedentary way many people live their lives, especially those who work from home, maybe the heavy-handed push to get fitter is warranted.

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Apple kicks off series of health-related events in Apple Stores for Heart Month

02/13/2019, 12:02 am

Apple continues its commitment to health and the American Heart Month with a series of new health-focused events at select Apple Stores, including a special session in San Francisco that featured Apple VP Sumbul Desai.

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'AirPods 2' predicted to ship with with health features, improved sound, better texture

02/11/2019, 07:02 am

A source claiming knowledge of AirPods and AirPower claims that updated 'AirPods 2' will come in two colors, ship with the previously announced wireless charging case, and also have a new coating to provide better grip on the earbuds.

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