Apple digital health

Apple adds more fuel to digital health device rumours

According to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, tech giant Apple may be planning a “killer new product” for the healthcare sector. The paper claims that the rumoured device could launch next year as part of the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. The article also suggests that the device may gather data on heart rate, pulse, and…


Stick with it: could apps be used in post-transplant adherence?

Charité University of Berlin and the MyTherapy app have announced a collaboration on a new research project in post-transplant adherence. A previous pilot study with professor Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen showed that MyTherapy has a positive impact on medication adherence among elderly patients. In a new research project, kidney transplant patients will use MyTherapy as part of…


Apple CareKit gets first outing in mental health treatment

Start, an Apple CareKit-enabled program and mobile app for depression, will be clinically integrated at California-based TMS Health Solutions in an effort to monitor depression treatment and help patients get better, faster. The partnership marks the first clinical integration of a CareKit app in the field of mental health, claims the group. As part of…


Innovation acceleration: Audi steers digital health incubator

Automaker Audi has been named as a founding partner in Berlin’s Flying Health Incubator. The center supports startups that develop digital innovations in the healthcare sector. With its involvement, Audi is planning to develop “automotive health” as a new business area – technology to enhance health and fitness while driving. With Audi Fit Driver, the…

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