Apple announced numerous products yesterday (and upped the prices on others), but ResearchKit, the company's new medical research and health platform, is clearly the technology with the most potential to actually improve people's lives. Services like it are already at work around the globe, helping doctors and patients manage symptoms and improve health. Here's why it's important, and how it could actually change health care for the better.
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The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is urging Australians to exercise more caution when ordering direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits such as 23andMe, Navigenics and Family Tree DNA. Many of these companies are based overseas and may not meet Australian standards for quality and reliability for medical laboratory testing.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
iOS: We've covered some of the apps that send data to iOS 8's Healthkit. Fitbit doesn't directly talk to Healthkit. Sync Solver fixes that problem.
iOS 8 has a lot of new options, and one of the more confusing new features is Healthkit. After a shaky launch, apps can now integrate with Apple's own Health app. Let's take a look at some of the best apps for doing so and figure out exactly what Healthkit does.