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Apple launches CareKit platform for health care apps

Apart from all the other updates and new devices seen on Apple‘s special event, the company also introduced CareKit — an open source platform targeted to those that need health care apps.


There are many ways to use CareKit, as explained by Jeff Williams (Apple COO), and he gave a few examples. One of which is an app that helps individuals with Parkinson’s disease track their health data — stuff like how effective are the drugs they’re taking, a checklist of essentials, or a log of the exercises they do can be recorded in the app.

Basically, it’s something patients could use to not forget important tasks related to the betterment of their health.

This move is the company’s effort in going hands-on for various medical research. It is also a form of support to their Health app by teaming up with medical centers and app devs so the transition to using it could be easy and smooth.

The CareKit platform, according to Williams, will be available in April.

Here are more related stories from Apple’s March 21 event:

  1. Apple iPhone SE is official! 
  2. Apple launches new iPad Pro 9.7 with Retina Display
  3. Apple’s iOS 9.3 update rolls out
  4. Apple Watch gets lower price, has new bands available
  5. Apple’s New iPhone is Great, but it’s Insulting


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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