By Alan Lyndon
Apple’s plan to move into the healthcare market became a little clearer today. Reuters reported that Stanford and Duke will host medical trials using HealthKit, which Apple describes as the “beginning of a health revolution” that brings together health and fitness data that can be shared with doctors for more efficient managed care.
The trial at Stanford University Hospital will focus on children with diabetes. Patients with Type I, or juvenile, diabetes will receive an iPod Touch to take home and monitor their blood sugar levels. Duke University will conduct a trial to measure blood pressure, weight and other vital signs of cancer and heart disease patients. Read the full story »