At a hospital in New Orleans a program for pregnant women called Connected Maternity Online Monitoring (MOM) was set up like a Genius Bar and is compatible with HealthKit.
Hatamian was intrigued and agreed to sign up. After her first visit with an obstetrician, she went over to the Ochsner “O Bar,” a part of the hospital modeled on the Apple Genius Bar. But instead of iPhones, the technologies on display included connected weight scales, blood pressure monitors and activity trackers. The O Bar gave Hatamian a set of devices selected for expectant mothers, including a wireless weight scale and a blood pressure cuff, as well as dipsticks and cups to measure protein levels in urine.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss the benefits and problems the average tech user experiences, plus they talk about the lack of a real unified health and medical record management system.
iOS, on iPhone, does a good job of collecting and organizing your health data, but there’s no provision for editing errors in a sensible way.
Apple is—at last—getting into the sleep tracking business. 9to5Mac reported that Apple purchased Beddit, a firm that makes sleep-tracking hardware and apps for Apple’s iPhone and Apple Watch.
Apple wants to be the hub for your health and fitness world, so HealthKit was introduced with iOS 8. That grew into a whole ecosystem that can be kind of confusing until you understand what’s going on with the different apps Apple gave us. Read on to get the lowdown on HealthKit, Health, and Activity.
Apple wants HealthKit to grow from a basic health and fitness tracker to a platform for monitoring even more about us, and to use that information to help diagnose medical issues. Considering Apple’s commitment to improving our health, there’s no reason why the company can’t reach that goal—but not before a big issue get resolved.