Thursday - Jun 22, 2017

Apple addresses the issue of health of the traveller at their annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC)


Apple addresses the issue of health of the traveller

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) which took place earlier this week at the Moscone West center in San Francisco, California attracted an enthusiastic crowd of tech watchers to see what the Smartphone giant would pull out of the sack for this year.

Despite sometimes being accused of falling into the shadows of the high-tech rivals, especially since the passing of Steve Jobs, it should never be forgotten that Apple still maintains the largest dedicated software communities in the tech industry, with more than nine million registered developers.

Every year, the iPhone maker display the latest software enhancements to to get feedback from the thousands of prospective developers who show up to the conference.

This year one of the highlights at WWDC was the unveiling of apps compatible with theirs latest “Yosemite” platform for those who still use Mac personal computers as well as iOS8, the software that powers the iPhone and iPad.

For the health-conscious business traveller, one of the more interesting developments announced to be in the pipeline for release later in the year is the Healthbook app, which will allow anyone who has it on their Smartphone to keep an accurate track of the the state of their health during the course of an average day, such as like steps taken and calories burned. Those who take their health more seriously and want to really keep their finger on the pulse, the new Healthbook also allows for the inclusion of third-party apps, such as those available from sports equipment giants such as Nike, or even to their personal health clinic, which will allow travellers with some form of health problem to receive and transmit basic information on the current state of their health with their own doctor, even though they may be on the other side of the world.

Commenting on the development, analysts from some of the world’s leading health funds described the Healthkit as an application which offers loads of potential for the future with those who are interested in health need a platform for sharing vital and potentially life-saving information on the current state of the person’s health, in particular blood pressure and weight fluctuation, as well as allowing access to the patient’s history in the event of any form of medical emergency

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