Apple Watch To Include Medical Apps For Monitoring Health

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Apple Watch To Include Medical Apps For Monitoring Health
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Apple reportedly is working with a medical device maker to create a diabetes blood glucose monitor for the Apple Watch

A recent report from The Wall Street Journal claims DexCom will share data from a sensor beneath the skin as a graph on the face of the Apple Watch. We can expect even more health-tracking apps in the near future as well. Last year the FDA loosened up its restrictions on health monitoring apps, making it easier for developers to create new apps. Although developers still have to seek agency approval, they can now register without having to seek permission.

Apple Watch: Pilot test for Apple’s HealthKit

The new rules are a big change for Apple and medical app developers. Currently over half of hospitals are pilot testing Apple’s HealthKit, which functions as a central database for health apps and medical devices to plug right into remote health monitoring programs. The Apple Watch could simplify everything and allows patients to glance at their health data and receive notifications from physicians.

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