Items tagged with HealthKit

I was about to throw my arms up in the air and give up on technology when I first heard that Apple expanded its HealthKit app in iOS 9 to track sexual activity. My initial thought was, “Oh great, like I really need Siri telling me ‘You're doing it wrong, she doesn't like that’ or ‘Try pulling her hair for a better response.’” Awkward, right? Thankfully, that's not the sort of thing that will happen (well, not yet anyway). It's actually a lot more useful and less uncomfortable than that. There's a Reproductive Health category that's being added to HealthKit and it contains... Read more...
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs left this world far too early, and during his waning moments at the company he built into an empire, his declining health due to pancreatic cancer and subsequent complications was painfully obvious. Ironically enough, his final contribution to Apple and consumers around the world may not be one of the company's many physical products, but a HealthKit platform that could be integrated into future devices. There's an interesting article in PCMag describing how several of Steve Jobs' creations were the result of his personal life experience -- in other words, if a product... Read more...
Health monitoring is all the rage in the mobile market these days as evinced by giants such as Apple and Google announcing new technologies with HealthKit and Google Fit, respectively, and the growing pile of wearable devices coming to the fore. A new technology from a team at MIT could either take that trend to a whole new level--or obviate it. The CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) previously developed wireless technology that can track people through a wall by emitting a low-power signal that reflects back and reveals movement, and now they’ve improved its... Read more...
We probably don’t really need another health tracking platform or app at this point, but everyone is making them anyway. Most notably, Apple has its HealthKit (coming this fall with iOS 8) that should unlock all sorts of health- and fitness-tracking possibilities for developers, and Google is reportedly following suit. According to Forbes’ sources, Google will announce its own health-tracking platform called Google Fit at its I/O dev conference on June 25-26th. Android Wear UI Google Fit will aggregate data from multiple fitness trackers and other health apps using open APIs and instruction... Read more...