June 3, 2014
Below is MobiHealthNews' transcript of Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi's presentation about Apple's new health tracking platform HealthKit and its companion app Health. This was just a small part of the iOS8 presentation at the WWDC 2014 event this week:
"Now, something that we all care about: health. Developers have created a vast array of healthcare devices...
May 29, 2014
One week before Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, where the company is widely expected to announce its rumored Healthbook app, Samsung hosted an event called Voice of the Body in San Francisco to show off a couple of digital health projects.
The two new digital health projects included Simband, an "investigational device" -- not a product -- that is stocked with a variety of health sensors...
March 18, 2014
Apple's Passbook app
This week 9to5Mac dropped its latest report on the rumored all-in-one health tracking app that Apple is reportedly working on in tandem with a wristworn, health sensing iWatch device. The report includes a number of "complete recreations of screenshots" of Healthbook's user interface that the publication received from anonymous sources.
As has been reported before, the...
February 13, 2014
While the most recent meeting made headlines, the first time Apple executives actually met with the FDA wasn't at the end of 2013, but rather three-and-a-half years ago. The Financial Times pointed this out earlier this month.
On June 11, 2010 Apple's Vice President of Software Technology Bud Tribble and the company's VP of Worldwide Government Affairs Cathy Novelli met with the FDA's Director of...
February 10, 2014
For the past several weeks, mostly thanks to dogged reporting from the team over at 9to5Mac, we have learned that Apple has been on a hiring spree of digital health engineers and scientists, assumedly for its rumored wristworn device, commonly referred to as the iWatch. That publication also first reported the rumor that Apple was developing an app called Healthbook, which would help iPhone and...
February 3, 2014
Apple's rumored Healthbook app may have a similar design as its Passbook app for loyalty cards and coupons.
According to a report over at 9to5Mac, Apple is developing a health app called Healthbook that will track steps taken, calories burned, and miles walked. The app will also helps users track blood pressure, hydration levels, heart rate, and other blood-related biometrics, including --...