The rumors surrounding Apple's health-monitoring technology have become so comprehensive that it is hard to deny that the tech giant is up to something in healthcare. Last week, Wired proclaimed that Apple's entry into the health monitoring space was the "start of something huge."
The most persuasive evidence that the firm is readying health-related functionality can be found in the company's meeting with FDA staff in December to discuss a medical device project. And recently, 9to5Mac has received a slew of images it says are screen shots of Healthbook, a health-monitoring app that may be bundled in iOS8.
The screen shots reveal that the software can be used to potentially monitor variables including blood pressure, bloodwork, blood glucose, heart rate hydration, oxygen saturation, activity levels, and food intake. While a number of apps are available to measure health metrics like this, there is currently no single interface that neatly ties them all together to provide a user with a dashboard of their health.
The software's ability to monitor blood glucose could be a boon to diabetics, helping make it easier for diabetics to monitor their blood sugar on their iDevice.
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— Brian Buntz is the editor-in-chief of MPMN.