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CareKit Articles


Apple Considered Buying Medical Clinic Startup Crossover Health

Monday October 16, 2017 3:52 pm PDT by
Apple considered purchasing medical clinic startup Crossover Health as part of its push into healthcare, reports CNBC. Apple is said to have participated talks with the healthcare company up until recently, but after months of discussion, no deal materialized. According to its website, Crossover Health works with major companies to provide employees with on-site medical clinics. Some of its exi...

Apple Joins FDA Pilot Program for Faster Approval of Digital Health Tools

Tuesday September 26, 2017 11:03 am PDT by
The Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has selected nine companies to join its voluntary Pre-Cert pilot program, which is designed to foster innovation through the creation of a less restrictive regulatory framework that will lead to faster acceptance of health-related software and, in some cases, products. Companies accepted to the program include Apple, Fitbit, Johnson &...

Apple Has 'Secret' Team of Biomedical Engineers Developing Sensors for Non-Invasively Monitoring Blood Glucose

Wednesday April 12, 2017 4:55 pm PDT by
At a nondescript office in Palo Alto, Apple is rumored to have a small team of biomedical engineers researching better methods for monitoring blood sugar, reports CNBC. Apple's work on glucose monitoring is said to have started with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who wanted to develop a sensor that could continuously and non-invasively monitor blood sugar levels to improve quality of life. Apple ...
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One Drop's CareKit App Showing 'Substantial Improvement' in Glycemic Control for Diabetic Users

Friday March 31, 2017 6:52 am PDT by
Earlier this year, the CareKit-supported One Drop Blood Glucose Monitor launched on, allowing users to get pain-free results in just seconds, with data easily displayed on the compatible iOS app. After a few months on the market, One Drop has today released new findings and is reporting that its kit has catalyzed "a substantial improvement in glycemic control." In total, the study...
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One Drop Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit for iPhone Launches on

Thursday January 12, 2017 5:05 am PST by
Health startup One Drop recently launched its iOS-compatible One Drop Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit on for $99.95. Approved by the FDA and CE in Europe, the kit includes a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meter, a chrome lancing device, test strips, and a vegan leather carry case. The blood glucose meter can read results "in just five seconds," transmitting the data to the One ...

Apple Teams Up With Security Firm to Bolster Encryption Across Its CareKit Medical Platform

Wednesday January 11, 2017 2:43 am PST by
Apple has partnered with security firm Tresorit so that developers using Apple's CareKit platform will have access to increased privacy options (via Mashable). Tresorit's security technology, ZeroKit, will bring user authentication to patients and healthcare workers, while its end-to-end encryption smarts promise "zero knowledge" sharing of health data. The ZeroKit team announced the...
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Apple Researching How iPhones Can Monitor Parkinson's Patients in Real Time

Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:50 pm PST by
Apple is researching whether iPhone and Apple Watch can be used to "passively monitor data" from patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease, according to Fast Company. Those with Parkinson's often see their doctors every six months, leaving wide gaps between visits where symptoms could improve or worsen, putting some on the wrong dose of medication. Stephen Friend, the Sage Bionetworks...
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Apple Hires Sage Bionetworks President Stephen Friend for Health-Related Projects

Thursday June 23, 2016 9:57 am PDT by
Sage Bionetworks president and co-founder Stephen Friend is joining Apple to work on health related projects, according to a press release Sage Bionetworks shared this morning (via Business Insider). Though not specified in the press release, Friend will likely be joining Apple to work on its CareKit and ResearchKit projects. Friend connected with Apple through ResearchKit, which Sage has been ...
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Apple Hiring Lawyer With Health Privacy Expertise, HIPAA Experience

Tuesday May 24, 2016 4:58 pm PDT by
Apple is looking to fill a "Privacy Counsel" position with an attorney who has expertise in the health field and HIPAA compliance, according to a new listing on the company's job site discovered by Business Insider. The job description calls for someone who has "health privacy expertise" and 5 to 9 years of experience as an associate at a top-tier law firm or business, among other qualifications. ...

Apple Launches CareKit Platform With Support for Four Health Apps

Thursday April 28, 2016 1:47 am PDT by
Apple's new CareKit iOS framework goes live today, allowing app developers to create integrated software that helps patients and doctors to better track and manage medical conditions. The open source platform was announced last month and aims to make it easer for developers to build health apps by offering a number of integrations, such as monitoring of medical symptoms, sending images of an...

Apple Announces New Software Framework App Called 'CareKit'

Monday March 21, 2016 10:32 am PDT by
During today's "Let Us Loop You In" media event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, the company unveiled a new software framework called "CareKit" that will allow developers to build apps to "empower people to take on an active role in their care." iPhone apps that support the new framework will allow for users to easily track their symptoms and medication to help provide an overall wider view...