According to Cult of Mac, WebMD was expected to release their HealthKit based app on Wednesday however those app are unavailable for download at this time. Brian Mueller, developer of weight-loss app Carrot Fit was informed by Apple Wednesday morning that their app had been pulled at the last minute due to unspecified issues. “The rep couldn’t clarify what was wrong,” Mueller told Cult of Mac, “though users of the app who had already downloaded the update were able to use the HealthKit features without any issue.”
This week, Apple announced diabetic and chronic disease medical trials using HealthKit with Stanford University Hospital and Duke University. Stanford University Hospital medical trial will be focused on diabetes that will allow physicians to track diabetic children blood sugar levels. Young patients with Type 1 diabetes will be sent home with an iPod touch to monitor blood sugar levels between doctor’s visits. Duke University will be using the HealthKit platform to track blood pressure, weight and other measurements for patients diagnosed with cancer or heart disease.
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