November 15, 2019
Following a slew of vaping-related deaths and other emerging health concerns, Apple has announced that it will pull down all 181 vaping apps from the App Store, Axios first reported.
"We take great care to curate the App Store as a trusted place for customers, particularly youth, to download apps. We’re constantly evaluating apps, and consulting the latest evidence, to determine risks to users’...
July 1, 2019
One Drop’s wireless blood glucose monitor is now being sold in certain US Apple Stores, according to a release from the company.
One Drop’s platform, which is integrated with Apple’s Health Records, allows iPhone users to more conveniently check their glucose levels and share that data, alongside the rest of their personal health record, with providers. Additionally, purchase of the system at an...
February 25, 2019
With the addition of FDA clearances for the ECG sensor and irregular heart rate algorithm, the Apple Watch is now technically a medical device. But it is still primarily a consumer product, and its fitness features may still have the greatest impact on people’s health, according to a panel of health professionals — three doctors and celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins — who spoke at a recent event...
May 23, 2017
Withings products are back on Apple Store shelves following the settlement of a patent lawsuit between Apple and Withings parent company Nokia. The announcement comes with a suggestion that the two companies could be working together on a digital health project now that their relationship is restored.
"This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple," Maria Varsellona, chief legal officer...
September 30, 2016
Sleep – the final frontier, or so it seems in digital health. While everybody needs sleep and plenty want to know more about how to do it the best they can, tools to improve sleep and, in turn, improve health have moved decidedly slower than other digital health innovations like activity trackers. But that’s changing, said a panel of sleep experts and sleep tracking device and app makers at...
July 18, 2016
The days of counting your own hops, skips and jumps are over with Smart Rope, an LED-embedded jump rope that tracks rope rotations with a mid-air digital display. While jump ropes have long been known as among the most lightweight and portable of all workout equipment, this offering from Seoul-based Tangram Factory turns it into a digital health tracker with the Smart Gym app. The $90 rope comes...
July 1, 2016
San Francisco-based Spire, which sells a breath-monitoring wearable aimed at increasing mindfulness and calm, launched a new version of its app that includes real-time respiration monitoring and integrations with built-in iOS apps. Apple will also be selling the device in its retail stores across the US starting July 12.
Spire – not to be confused with the Indianapolis-based health consultation...
October 15, 2014
According to a report in Re/Code, Apple will stop selling Fitbit products in Apple stores in the near future. Apple didn't make an official statement as to the reasons for the decision.
The timing of the report comes on the heels of Fitbit's surprising decision not to integrate with Apple's HealthKit. The company said it found the technology interesting but it didn't yet see the value in...
October 30, 2013
iHealth Labs, a subsidiary of China-based Andon Health, has finally released it's Bluetooth-enabled, smartphone-connected glucometer first announced nearly a year ago at CES in Las Vegas. The device, called the Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System, received FDA 510(k) clearance in April.
The device connects via Bluetooth Low Energy to a companion app on an iOS or Android smartphone. The app...
September 14, 2011
December 2010: Dr David Albert and the iPhoneECG case
As part of its ongoing mHealth feature, MIT Technology Review has a new article on obtaining a major achievement for iOS health device manufacturers: Getting Apple to carry a device at its brick-and-mortar retail stores.
Apple's retail locations already sell iPhone-compatible health and wellness devices, including the Withings Body Scale and...