Apple launches CareKit to create health apps

Apple showed a nice video on how health apps can help predict and improve health issues and diseases like autism, Parkinson and others. It’s really amazing what they can do and how technology can help us live a healthier and improved life. I am excited to see what more is coming and what great apps will be built with CareKit!


Apple announced the launch of CareKit on Monday, a new developer tool that will make it easier to build healthcare apps for iOS devices. The open source platform will be available in April and should work similarly to ResearchKit, but will focus on patient care.

Partnering with top medical institutions including UCSF, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford School of Medicine, CareKit can help track treatment progress and communicate it to a physician or family. The first app released will be tailored for people with Parkinson’s, but Apple says that this has a variety of potential applications.

Apple also touted the success of ResearchKit, which was introduced last year. It has lead to significant developments in epilepsy and asthma research.

Read the entire article from TechCrunch here: Apple launches CareKit to create health apps


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