Living up to its vision of leading in innovation, tech giant Apple on Monday launched a new software called CareKit. The apps allows users to monitor their own health condition.
According to the official statement released by Apple Tuesday, the newly released app aims to help app developers to allow its users to take an active role in managing their own health and monitor vital aspects of their health.
It is also equipped with functionalities that allow app users to share information about their health to healthcare providers such as their physicians and nurses. Users can also share updates of their health condition to their loved ones. This feature would help alert family members of possible red flags of any ailments.
Apple COO Jeff Williams said in the statement that the ability of people to monitor their health through high tech gadgets is important. Thus, apps that are powered by the technology, are important tools in making this important aspect of one’s life a reality.
Among the salient features of the CareKit-powered apps is the ability of the app user to monitor their individual care plan and monitoring of medications on time. It is also equipped with the functionality of recording the users’ symptoms, which is very helpful in diagnosis and disease monitoring.
“We’re thrilled with the profound impact ResearchKit has already had on the pace and scale of conducting medical research, and have realized that many of the same principles could help with individual care,” Williams said in the statement.
Apple will release the new framework in an open source framework starting next months. Apple added that once the framework has been released, app developers can start developing the first four modules that were initially built by Apple, this include Care Card, Symptom and Measurement Tracker, Insight Dashboard, and Connect.
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