Apple has not released an official statement about future product releases in the digital health market- but it is only a matter of time before the tech giant moves in this direction. VentureBeat‘s Christina Farr shed some light on the growing concern that Apple Inc. should make a technological contribution in the near future.
Recent trends make Apple poised for a strategic entry into IT Health:
- A Flooded Appstore: With over 10,000 health & fitness apps — Apple may want turn this unmistakeable opportunity for a booming wearable devices market. We are looking forward to seeing futuristic health monitors downloadable in the Appstore for 99 cents.
- Innovative Hardware: Apple’s move into wearable technology (iWatch) sets the stage for fierce competition for the . Apple will tackle sensor technologies and remote patient monitoring, and a cash crop: weightloss tracking devices.
- Talent Acquisition: Another indication of Apple’s possible move into digital health: The company has made some recent hires, including Ueyn Block, formerly of C8 MediSensors, and Todd Whitehurst, formerly of Senseonics. Apple’s impact in wearable computing will be huge.
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