Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Apple contemplates 'full health and fitness services platform'

updated 10:45 am EDT, Mon May 5, 2014

Would be based on App Store, allow medical apps tied to iWatch

Apple is considering developing a health and fitness services platform modeled on the App Store, an anonymous executive with a mobile health company tells Reuters. The person says he learned the information when he recently met with an Apple executive from the iWatch team. While it's unclear exactly what the platform would entail, in theory it might allow third-party companies to develop mobile medical apps specifically geared toward the iWatch and/or iOS 8.

One of the core features of iOS 8 is expected to be Healthbook, an app that centralizes health and fitness data, primarily gathered from the iWatch. Apple may want other companies to fill in gaps the iWatch can't, however, or use iWatch tracking data in new ways.

The Reuters piece also cites several other sources, who back reports indicating that Apple has been hiring a number of biomedical science and sensor experts during the past year. The hires are extensive enough that it's thought the iWatch could monitor things beyond the capabilities of most current fitness trackers, like blood sugar levels.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Logitech Hyperion Fury mouse

Selecting the correct gaming mouse comes down to finding a device that balances the needs of a user with a price they can afford. Ofte ...

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in mi ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News