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Report: Apple mHealth wearable may launch Sept. 9, could tie into HealthKit

Apple plans to debut a new wearable device next month likely to tap its HealthKit platform and possibly also take advantage of its HomeKit framework that controls connected devices.

mHealth devices hold promise but aren't perfect, reveals study

A new study on mHealth wearables that electronically monitor fitness and health-related activity shows a majority provide the needed tools for self-monitoring and goal setting as well as social support, rewards and activity data--which are all used in clinical behavioral interventions.

Machine learning tools for mHealth data analysis focus of new project

A University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientist is embarking on a project to build machine learning-based tools for analyzing large-scale mobile health and clinical data.

Docs show little interest in mobile data tools, wearable devices

Innovative mHealth activity devices, and wearables promising to help patients stay healthy, may be proving alluring to consumers, but it'll take much more evidence of real benefit to get doctors and providers on board.

FDA green lights algorithm for detecting heart arrhythmia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a software algorithm that detects atrial fibrillation on a mobile heart monitor. 

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