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Health app, HealthKit framework exposed as part of iOS 8

updated 02:29 pm EDT, Mon June 2, 2014

Can notify doctors if health conditions are dangerous

As a part of showcasing iOS 8, Apple today confirmed the firmware's long-awaited fitness tracking app and framework. The latter is nicknamed HealthKit, and serves as a central way of storing and managing fitness information. Third-party apps can tap into this repository; Apple is in fact partnering with companies like Nike and the Mayo Clinic on integration, and HealthKit will be able to optionally notify doctors if a person's data falls outside of a safe zone.

Something seen only briefly in today's WWDC keynote was Health, the app that iOS users will be able to view their own data through. It does however appear to resemble Passbook, displaying statistics in separate "cards" a person can tab through. Monitoring categories include things like heartrate, blood type, calorie burn, sleep, medications, and nutrition.

For privacy's sake users can choose which data is accessible by other apps. A unique feature is the Medical ID, a card people can set to be loadable from a device's lock screen. The ID can be configured to list things like conditions, allergies, prescriptions, and emergency contact information.



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