Apple may be expanding involvement in mHealth with new apps and devices

March 10, 2014 | Reply More

iwatchApple will likely be expanding its involvement in the mHealth industry with the creation of a new “Healthbook” app and iWatch device with health-tracking capabilities. “Healthbook,” a pre-installed app that will likely be a part of Apple’s next operating system, will include a host of features tracking weight, pulse, blood pressure, blood glucose levels. “Healthbook” would be compatible with the iWatch, which is rumored to release later this year. Many speculate that Apple’s interest in medical devices will continue to grow. These speculations are bolstered by the fact that Apple recently hired several medical device professionals who, along with several Apple executives, met with FDA officials about “mobile medical apps,” according to FDA’s public calendar.

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