Report: Next-Generation AirPods to include ‘Health-Monitoring’

News web site DigiTimes is reporting that Apple is working on the 2nd generation of its AirPod hardware to include some sort of health monitoring feature, somewhat like what’s currently in the Apple Watch Series 4. In terms of wireless headsets, Apple is set to release AirPods 2 sometime in the first half of 2019, […]

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Apple, Johnson & Johnson working together for stroke study

By Mike Wuerthele – AppleInsider.com: Apple and Johnson & Johnson will launch a study later in 2019 to figure out if the Apple Watch in conjunction with trend monitoring can assist in preventing strokes, in particular, ones induced by atrial fibrillation. Apple Watch Series 4 heart rate monitoring The study will focus on patients 65 years […]

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Apple in talks to provide its Apple Watch to Medicare users

Apple has reportedly spoken with “at least three” private Medicare plan providers, exploring the possibility of subsidizing the Apple Watch for seniors 65 or older. No deals have been signed, but Apple has visited “several of the largest insurers in the market, as well as some smaller, venture-backed Medicare Advantage plans,” CNBC said on Wednesday, […]

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Alexa, Show me Mom

(AARP.com): Amazon is upgrading its popular Echo smart speaker, adding features — including a screen that supports video chats and video phone calls — that may make the digital personal assistant more attractive to older consumers and those who care for them. The newest iteration of Echo, called the Echo Show, sports a seven-inch screen that […]

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