health studies in Research app

The new Research app launches with three health studies

The Apple Heart and Movement, Women's Health and Hearing Studies are now open for enrollment in the U.S.
Fitbit OS 4.1

FitbitOS 4.1 announced, coming in early December

The new OS includes improved heart rate tracking, enriched always-on display mode for Versa 2, smart wake and more functionality right from your wrist.
health wearables

GlobalData: $54B wearable tech industry offers immense opportunity for healthcare by 2023

Wearables have the greatest potential in healthcare to address spiraling healthcare costs, aging populations, and the burden of chronic disease.
Apple sleep detection patent

Apple patents a connected home concept that track user’s sleeping habits

The patent describes a method to more accurately determine when someone is asleep, using multiple devices (rather than just one device) as sources of data.
VR in healthcare

AppliedVR, NCI to evaluate VR as a solution to help address cancer-related anxiety

The proof-of-concept study will evaluate AppliedVR's system on scanxiety - the anxiety patients experience before or after medical diagnostics scans.
Xiaomi Mi Watch

Xiaomi Mi Watch officially announced

The device runs Google's Wear OS platform with Xiaomi's own MIUI skin on top; could it be an Apple Watch of China?
Apple Watch as a benefit

Private Medicare plan Devoted Health is the first to cover Apple Watch as a...

The company wants to differentiate itself in an increasingly crowded market of Medicare Advantage plans through its focus on world-class technology.
Apple patent stretchable fabric activity band

Apple working on a stretchable fabric activity band for Apple Watch?

The Cupertino-based company continues to assess the utility of the Apple Watch band as a location for medical sensors.
Fitbit FibriCheck

FibriCheck to deliver CE-marked heart health detection app to Fitbit smartwatch users in Europe

Fitbit users in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK can use FibriCheck to help detect heart rhythm irregularities like Atrial Fibrillation.
Apple health studies

Apple announces three new health studies

The studies will be conducted in collaboration with leading medical institutions to examine hearing, women's, mobility and heart health.