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Apple Reportedly Acquires Digital Health Startup


Apple Rushed to the HospitalPublished reports Tuesday indicate that Apple has acquired a personal health data-monitoring startup.

The company in question, we’re told, is Glimpse.

“Silicon Valley-based Glimpse has built a personal health data platform that enables any American to collect, personalize, and share a picture of their health data,” Fast Company reports.

The company was started in 2013 by Anil Sethi and Karthik Hariharan. Sethi is a serial entrepreneur who has spent the past decade working with health startups, after taking his company Sequoia Software public in 2000. He got his start as a systems engineer at Apple in the late 1980s.

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Apple Makes Organ Donation Push Through iPhone


Apple Rushed to the HospitalThis week, Apple and Donate Life America announced that, for the first time ever, iPhone users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app with the release of iOS 10.

The news came in a formal press release issued by the iDevice maker on its website.

Through a simple sign up process, iPhone users can learn more and take action with just a few taps.
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Apple Announces Advancement for Health Apps with CareKit


Apple Announces Advancement for Health Apps with CareKitDuring its presentation on Monday, Apple announced CareKit, a new software framework designed to help developers enable people to actively manage their own medical conditions.

In short, Apple says that iPhone apps using CareKit make it easier for individuals to keep track of care plans and monitor symptoms and medication; “providing insights that help people better understand their own health. With the ability to share information with doctors, nurses or family members, CareKit apps help people take a more active role in their health.”

CareKit will be released as an open source framework next month.

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Apple Dominating Smartwatch Boom for Health, Business, Social Use


India Set to Get Apple Watch Next WeekApple, according to a new Canalys report, dominated the smartwatch market in 2015, accounting for over 12 million units and two-thirds of all shipments.

A report summary from MAW noted that Samsung returned to second place in Q4.

“Pebble came third and Huawei came fourth, establishing itself as the leading Android Wear vendor,” the Canalys crew confirms. “Basic bands exceeded 37 million shipments for the year. Fitbit set a quarterly shipments record as it comfortably led the category. Xiaomi held second place, shipping 12 million Mi Bands during 2015.”
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Apple’s Healthcare Tech Aims Have Only Just Begun


Apple's Healthcare Tech Aims Have Only Just BegunApple Watch and HealthKit may have already profoundly impacted the healthcare space, but by no means does that mean Apple is finished innovating and releasing products in this space.

According to an admission straight from Apple CEO Tim Cook, the company may soon roll out yet another product or offering for the healthcare world

That tidbit emerged from Cook’s new interview with the U.K. Telegraph when the subject of Apple Watch’s utility in the world of healthcare was broached.
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India Set to Get Apple Watch Next Week


India Set to Get Apple Watch Next WeekApple confirmed ahead of the weekend that India will be the next major market to offer consumers Apple Watch.

The product launch, we’re told, is scheduled for next week (November 6th).

“The global roll-out of Apple Watches been slow-paced, heightening anticipation for the wearables,” reports Yahoo Finance. “Six months after its global launch, India is part of Apple’s tenth wave of releases. The previous launch was in Chile, Philippines and South Africa on October 23.”
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Apple Unveils Promising New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy, and Melanoma


Apple Unveils Promising New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy, and MelanomaThis week, Apple announced that ResearchKit is enabling new research studies on autism, epilepsy and melanoma.

If you’re not familiar, ResearchKit turns Apple’s iPhone into a powerful tool for medical research by helping doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps.

“We’re honored to work with world-class medical institutions and provide them with tools to better understand diseases and ultimately help people lead healthier lives,” says Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “In just six months, ResearchKit apps studying everything from asthma and diabetes to Parkinson’s disease, are already providing insights to scientists around the world and more than 100,000 participants are choosing to contribute their data to advance science and medical research.”
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