“Following Apple employees’ meeting with the FDA to discuss ‘mobile medical applications’ earlier this year, Apple Toolbox has published a response from the FDA to a Freedom of Information Act Request asking for more information about what was discussed,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.
“A response to the request took three months to complete, and arrived just after Apple introduced its new HealthKit platform and Health app for iOS 8 last week,” Kahn reports. “While much the FDA’s answer sounds like Apple was discussing HealthKit, the response also gives some interesting clues that Apple is working on health products that go beyond the sensors currently in the iPhone and iPad: ‘With the potential for more sensors on mobile devices, Apple believes there is the opportunity to do more with devices, and that there may be a moral obligation to do more… Sensors already exist on medical devices. For instance, Apple’s devices have cameras and accelerometers. There is still an opportunity to innovate, but Apple wants to make sure they are on the side of the FDA.'”
Read more in the full article here.
FDA’s Response (Freedom of Information Act Request) in Apple Toolbox‘s full article here.