Apple’s new ResearchKit API monitors Parkinson’s disease symptoms via Apple Watch

“Apple is adding a new ‘Movement Disorder API’ to its open-source ResearchKit framework that will allow Apple Watch to continuously monitor Parkinson’s disease symptoms,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac. “The new API will provide app developers using ResearchKit the ability to offer passive, all-day monitoring via an Apple Watch running watchOS 5,” Kahn reports. “To […]

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AI is now better at detecting skin cancer than human doctors

“Modern medicine pushes forward thanks to the efforts of doctors and scientists who develop new tools, techniques, and methods for diagnosing and treating ailments, but what happens when the tools become smarter than the humans?” Mike Wehner reports for BGR. “A new algorithm for detecting skin cancers might provide the answer to that question, as […]

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Apple Watch’s Heart Rate Monitor saves Teen’s Life

The heart rate monitor on the device helped save the life of an 18-year-old suffering from undiagnosed kidney disease. Apple Watch saved a Florida woman’s life According to WFTS, 18-year-old Deanna Recktenwald, of the Tampa area, was at an area church recently when her Apple Watch gave her a notification: her resting heart rate had […]

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Study finds that Apple Watch can detect early signs of diabetes with 85% accuracy

(AppleInsider.com): Amid rumors that Apple is working on a non-invasive glucose monitoring system for Apple Watch, researchers are using cutting edge software science to prove the heart rate sensors in current-generation wearables can successfully detect early signs of diabetes. As part of an ongoing study involving Apple Watch and Android Wear users, researchers at app developer […]

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