Health An innovative new way to use your health and ﬁtness information.
The Health app gives you an easy-to-read dashboard of your health and fitness data. And with HealthKit, developers can make all the incredible health and fitness apps on your device work together, and work harder for you. It just might be the beginning of a health revolution.
“How are you?” now has a really accurate answer.
Heart rate, calories burned, blood sugar, cholesterol — your health and fitness apps are great at collecting all that data. The Health app puts that data in one place, accessible with a tap, giving you a clear and current overview of your health. You can also create an emergency card with important health information — for example, your blood type or allergies — that’s available straight from your Lock screen.
Your health and ﬁtness apps will work even harder for you.
With HealthKit, developers can make their apps even more useful by allowing them to access your health data too. And you choose what you want shared. For example, you can allow the data from your blood pressure app to be automatically shared with your doctor. Or allow your nutrition app to tell your fitness apps how many calories you consume each day. When your health and fitness apps work together, they become more powerful. And you might too.
You are in charge of your data.
ResearchKit and CareKit
Empowering medical researchers, doctors and now you.
ResearchKit and CareKit are open-source software frameworks that take advantage of the capabilities of iPhone. ResearchKit enables developers to create apps that let medical researchers gather robust and meaningful data for studies. And CareKit is a platform for developers to create apps that help individuals take a more active role in their own wellbeing.