“If you’re in the business of making wearable health sensors, then I hope you’re already knocking on the Apple R&D door, because that’s where you may make your fortune, if your solution works,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“You see, while developing the product Apple considered different sensor technologies to provide stress, heart rate and blood pressure monitors, but rejected those that didn’t perform consistently or required regulatory approval,” Evans writes. “These regulatory hurdles are a big opportunity for mHealth developers, who will be able to make good businesses out of creating HealthKit-compatible devices to perform specific functions that require such approval, making these available country by country as approval is won.”
“What that means is that you can predict a series of rapid debuts of complex personal health solutions compatible with HealthKit, iPhone and Apple Watch,” Evans writes. “Medical markets seem receptive, look at the success the company is having with HealthKit in hospitals, and note Nike’s decision to add HealthKit support to FuelBand.”
Muchad more in the full article here.
Apple’s restraint a welcome response to digital health hype – February 18, 2015