Apple’s Healthbook May Be a Game Changer for mHealth

Apple's Healthbook May Be a Game Changer for mHealthApple’s rumored but unconfirmed health-tracking platform called “Healthbook” is reportedly coming soon. And it could be a game changer for mHealth.

Sources in the know at Apple say the platform’s design is very similar to Passbook and represents one of the most “ambitious” apps Apple has produced to date.

From monitoring fitness activity and one’s heart rate, to recording blood oxygen levels and other vitals, Apple is said to be working on Healthbook as a means for raising the overall bar for mHealth apps on iOS.

Healthbook will use a card interface that surfaces information according to category. Users will be able to enter metrics pertaining to their weight, food intake, activity, and sleep habits.

The app, we’re told, will even be able to analyze blood sugar levels as well as monitor blood pressure.

“It is unclear how the app will source all this information in real-time — especially in the realm of blood tracking,” The Verge reports, but “the app may rely on devices like the fitness-tracking headphones it recently patented, the iWatch, or an array of third-party devices like the Jawbone Up.”

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