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Apple's software update to healthcare 'hub'

4th June 2014

Tech giant, Apple, have released details on its latest software for 2014.

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There was a large focus on healthcare with a dedicated tracking application dubbed "healthkit".

At its annual developers' conference, Apple produced information on its direction into the health market. Could such a move increase the popularity of fitness monitoring among general population and represent a change in self-diagnosis of issues?

Healthkit is designed as a "centralised location for collecting fitness and medical data". This is seen as a natural progression for a society who are naturally more curious and aware about health and fitness.

Having these apps all in one place is welcomed by the consumers and will allow them to integrate healthcare into their digital lives.

Healthkit will collate data from various external input devices - such as wearable wristbands and perhaps other, more scientific hardware.

Medical professionals may even be able to access the data, if patients bring it in with them to checkups.

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Article Information

Title: Apple's software update to healthcare 'hub'
Author: Dan Boyle
Article Id: 25611
Date Added: 4th Jun 2014

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