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Topic: Health

Apple stores now sell Spire Health Tags for holistic self quantification

09/18/2018, 09:09 pm

Apple retail channels this week started sales of Spire Health Tags, small, machine-washable devices with a long battery life that sticks to a user's clothes to monitor heart rate and track steps, breathing, stress levels and sleep patterns.

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Apple hires hospital chain exec for AC Wellness employee health clinics

09/14/2018, 09:09 am

Osman Akhtar, former COO of Fairview Health Services in Minnesota, will take a top job related to AC Wellness, healthcare clinics for Apple's employees.

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Silicon Valley's product strategy won't work with health care, says Apple veteran

09/06/2018, 04:09 pm

Robin Goldstein, a former Apple executive who served most recently as Senior Manager of Health Special Projects, assails the tech industry's approach to health tech.

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Apple Heart Study winds down ahead of January completion date

09/02/2018, 02:09 am

A number of early participants in the Apple Heart Study received messages this weekend saying that their contributions to the program are complete.

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Apple Watch, other wearables increasingly used to manage chronic health conditions, study says

08/30/2018, 01:08 pm

A study of user data pulled from popular health app Cardiogram yields unique insight into usage the patterns of Apple Watch and other wearable products, suggesting devices with advanced biometric monitoring capabilities are seeing increased use in the management of chronic conditions.

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Apple's iOS Health Records has 75+ backers, uses open-source frameworks for easy adoption

08/08/2018, 04:08 pm

Apple's iOS Health Records program has grown to 77 supported health organizations, and is using an open-source standard known as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR, the company's head of Clinical and Health Informatics revealed at a speech on Wednesday.

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Apple's Health Records API paves way for comprehensive medical apps on iPhone

06/04/2018, 07:06 pm

Buried by a mountain of onstage WWDC announcements, Apple on Monday released a new Health Records API to developers, opening the door to a new apps that will allow users to manage medications and diseases diagnoses, track nutrition plans, participate in research and more directly from their iPhone.

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Apple Watch more effective at detecting heart condition than KardiaBand accessory, study finds

03/21/2018, 11:03 am

A continuing study into the medical potential of consumer wearables has confirmed devices like Apple Watch are sensitive enough to detect abnormal heart rhythms with a 97 percent accuracy, a performance that beats out add-on ECG accessory KardiaBand.

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Apple Watch a hit on the mountain: 25% of Slopes app skiers and riders start tracking via wrist

02/28/2018, 09:02 am

While third-party apps for Apple Watch remain something of a mixed bag, at least one developer has found a very popular use case for their watchOS app: Consumed by Code's skiing and snowboarding app Slopes sees one-quarter of its users start recording rides down the mountain via Apple Watch.

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Apple to launch 'AC Wellness' clinics for employees in spring, centers will serve as testing ground for health products

02/27/2018, 01:02 am

Apple this spring will launch a network of health clinics under the "AC Wellness" banner, with the independent health centers initially dedicated to servicing company employees and their families.

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Apple's wearables business nearly size of Fortune 300 company, CEO Tim Cook says

02/13/2018, 10:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook provided a bit of color on the company's wearables business during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, saying combined Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones revenue is nearing that of a Fortune 300 company.

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Apple Watch can detect early signs of diabetes with 85% accuracy, study finds

02/07/2018, 10:02 am

Amid rumors that Apple is working on a non-invasive glucose monitoring system for Apple Watch, researchers are using cutting edge software science to prove the heart rate sensors in current-generation wearables can successfully detect early signs of diabetes.

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Apple offers special badge, iMessage stickers for Apple Watch owners during Heart Month

02/02/2018, 09:02 am

To mark American Heart Month, which promotes cardiovascular health, Apple is launching a special Activity Challenge for the Apple Watch, which comes with a badge and three animated iMessage stickers for whoever completes it.

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12 US healthcare providers pledge support for Apple's Health Records in iOS 11.3, including Johns Hopkins & Cedars-Sinai

01/24/2018, 10:01 am

This spring's debut of iOS 11.3 will give hospitals and clinics greater access to Apple's Health app, allowing them to share data and send alerts to patients. So far, a dozen U.S. hospitals have pledged support for Health Records.

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Apple's non-invasive glucose reader for Apple Watch may be 'years away'

12/27/2017, 09:12 am

Apple is still developing a non-invasive glucose reader, but the technology might not show up in an Apple Watch for several years, a report said this week.

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iOS apps on macOS would bring hope for Apple Watch, Apple Health support on Mac

12/22/2017, 10:12 am

With Apple rumored to bring support for universal apps in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14, the move could also be good news for the Apple Watch, potentially untethering it from the iPhone for both setup and sync.

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Apple developing advanced EKG heart monitor for future Apple Watch - report

12/21/2017, 12:12 pm

Future Apple Watch hardware could be able to detect irregular heart rates by having the user squeeze the frame of the device, acting as an electrocardiogram test, according to a new report.

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Surviving Thanksgiving: Fight to keep those extra pounds off with these fitness apps

11/23/2017, 04:11 pm

Gorging on turkey and pie may feel good at the time, but overindulgence may turn the traditional Thanksgiving dinner into the traditional Thanksgiving pounds. Instead of waiting until January and making a new year's resolution that will inevitably be forgotten about within weeks, fight the weight gain now with the App Store's plethora of fitness apps.

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How to share Apple Watch Activity progress with friends & family

11/15/2017, 03:11 pm

Some people need a little encouragement -- or friendly rivalry -- to get in shape. Here's how to share Activity stats from your Apple Watch with others.

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Always on call: UK's NHS pilot provides video consultations via iOS app

11/06/2017, 12:11 pm

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom is piloting a scheme that would allow patients to be seen by a local doctor using a video call on an iPhone, a move that could help reduce the waiting times for patients to see a doctor, as well as reducing the need to visit the physical doctor's office.

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