Report: Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Start-Up Gliimpse

...

Apple is making moves in the health sector.

According to Fast Company, Cupertino has acquired Gliimpse, a Silicon Valley-based personal health data start-up. The acquisition reportedly went down earlier this year, but is just coming to light now.

Apple did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment, but gave Fast Company its boilerplate statement ("Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans"). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Gliimpse first launched its personal health data platform in beta in October. According to an announcement at the time, the platform lets users "collect, personalize, and share a picture of their health data" — moving it from "siloed patient portals to a personalized longitudinal health profile." The idea is to give users a greater sense of "ownership around their health, with the ability to combine fragmented health data from disparate clinical systems and personalize their health profile."

Once combined, users can search their data and graph trends. The Gliimpse team also envisions this platform helping researchers by letting them search across "anonymously donated profile" for health insights.

"Founded on a single core notion, Gliimpse believes that everyone should be able to collect and securely share their personalized health data with whomever they trust — all 317 million U.S. citizens," the company wrote.

As Fast Company reports, it's unclear at this point what Apple plans to do with Gliimpse. Apple in recent years has launched a number of health-related software tools, including HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit, not to mention its Health app on iOS.

Categories
GAMES
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    Capital One Comes to Android Pay, Along With a Bunch of Other Banks

    Google updated its list of participating banks with Android Pay this morning, adding Capital One to the list.They also added another couple of dozen (or 48 in total) as an extension to the dozens they added only a week ago.
  • 5300c769af79e

    20+ LG G6 Tips and Tricks

    We’re still a ways from the official launch of the LG G6 in the US, but if you want to master that phone straight out of the box once it’s available, we’ve got just the video for you.The G6 brings a plethora of changes over the G5, including water resistance, a funky-yet-cool 18:9 aspect ratio, plus a set of changes for LG’s custom skin.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Google Kills Chromebook Pixel 2

    With the demise of the Pixel 2, Google is no longer making and selling its own Chromebooks.The Chromebook Pixel 2 is no more.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Amazon Prime Begins Restaurant Deliveries in London

    Put down the pots and pans and step away from the oven: Amazon Prime restaurant delivery is now live in London.Using the Prime Now mobile app, hungry users in select London postcodes can place orders with local restaurants to receive a hot meal in an hour or less.