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With Healthkit on the way in iOS 8, Apple met with the FDA to see how it could tap the emerging wearables market with new apps and device

Apple reveals to FDA it has a moral obligation to enter the wearables market

Apple's conversation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows how medicine, technology, and regulation could work together to help users and doctors monitor patient health in a world of connected sensors. As healthcare becomes more connected with apps and wearable devices gain ground,...
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Apple's HealthKit program is now being tested at two US university hospitals

We are starting to get a better look at how Apple's HealthKit will work thanks to a couple of trials being run at two U.S. hospitals. The trials are meant to improve the accuracy and speed at which HealthKit records data. Both Stanford University Hospital and Duke University are running these...
Health in iOS 8: Explained

Health in iOS 8: Explained

Health is the name for a new, built-in Apple app coming with iOS 8. It serves as both a repository for all the health-related data accumulated by your iPhone, your apps, and your accessories, and a dashboard to help you make better, more visual sense of it — a front-end for your quantified life....
NSFW: Apple, iOS 8 Health, and the Gordian Knot of healthcare bureaucracy

NSFW: Apple, iOS 8 Health, and the Gordian Knot of healthcare bureaucracy

This year I've spent a lot of time in doctor's offices and I see what a giant mess the electronic health records (EHR) industry really is. And I don't think Apple's going to solve the problems facing the American healthcare industry. Apple's telling us that iOS 8's Health feature will give us a...
With Healthkit on the way in iOS 8, Apple met with the FDA to see how it could tap the emerging wearables market with new apps and device

Apple reveals to FDA it has a moral obligation to enter the wearables market

Apple's conversation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows how medicine, technology, and regulation could work together to help users and doctors monitor patient health in a world of connected sensors. As healthcare becomes more connected with apps and wearable devices gain ground,...
Mobile health executive claims he sat down with iWatch team to talk 'Healthbook'-style platform

Mobile health executive claims he sat down with iWatch team to talk 'Healthbook'-style platform

An unnamed mobile health executive is saying he sat down with Apple's iWatch team to talk about something that sounds a lot like the Healthbook platform rumored for iOS 8. The iWatch, Healthbook, and iOS 8 haven't been announced yet, and Apple's typically incredibly secretive about unannounced...
Would you want Apple to put health sensors in your EarPods? [Poll]

Would you want Apple to put health sensors in your EarPods? [Poll]

Do you want health sensors in your Apple EarPods headphones? How would you feel about Apple putting health sensors into their next-generation EarPods headphones? There are a ton of health-related rumors swirling around iOS 8 and Healthbook, the iPhone 6 and even the still-mythical iWatch, and...
Withings Wireless Buetooth Pressure Monitor

Withings Bluetooth-equipped Blood Pressure Monitor now available

Looking to stay healthy using your iPhone? Then you might want to check out this new wireless blood pressure monitor from Withings. This is a new version of a previous award-winning blood pressure monitor made by the company. Dropping the need for a Lightning-to-30-pin adapter is probably the...
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Fund This: Tao WellShell connected exercise device

The Tao WellShell is a simple Bluetooth-connected gadget that hit Kickstarter recently which detects how hard it’s being compressed. Based on exercise regimens displayed on your iPhone and iPad through their app, you can get in simple, effective reps just about anywhere. A lot of these exercises...
What if the rumored iOS 8 Healthbook wasn't just for an iWatch but for an internet of health things?

What if the rumored iOS 8 Healthbook wasn't just for an iWatch but for an internet of health things?

One of the most persistent rumors for iOS 8 focuses on Healthbook, a Passbook-style, card-based "wallet" app that would collect all your fitness, nutrition, sleep, and medical data all in one place. These rumors have been tied to the iWatch as a way Apple could track more and better health-based...
Apple's rumored Healthbook application to track fitness, bloodwork, and more

Apple's rumored iOS 8 Healthbook application to track fitness, bloodwork, and more

New details have emerged about Apple's rumored Healthbook application, reportedly coming in iOS 8. The application is supposed to track several points of health and fitness data and utilizes a card-based interface similar to Passbook, with a card for each health category. Healthbook is said to be...

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