iOS 8 (Health, teaser 001)

Representatives from the Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic will be participating in Apple’s media event later today, reports the Star Tribune. The outlet says the highly-regarded medical group will help show how data from iOS 8‘s Health app, and possibly the so-called iWatch, can flow into the more sophisticated systems of a major health center.

Apparently the two sides have been working together for over two years on the project, which Mayo Clinic CEO John H. Noseworthy believes has the “potential to revolutionize how the health industry interacts with people.” The Mayo Clinic is just one of the many healthcare providers Apple is said to have spoken with about its HealthKit initiative.

Apple unveiled HealthKit alongside its new Health app at WWDC this year, and pitched it as a way for devs to aggregate data from all of their fitness apps and accessories. It’s also expected to serve as a hub for data collected from the company’s new wearable device, which is believed to feature a heart rate monitor and several other health sensors.

For more on what to expect from today’s keynote, click here. The event kicks off at 10am PST.

[Star Tribune]

  • vijaynsingh

    Cool. Can’t wait. Few more hours to go….

  • TechLove

    *__* Keynote, come already, please. *__*

  • sNick

    I never was so excited about an Apple Event.

  • Rares

    “Only few more hours until the bluetooth gets re-enabled on your device”

    • Yunsar

      context, please?

      • Brian 

        Whenever you update your device, for some reason Bluetooth comes turned on by default. Not sure they will release iOS 8 today though.

    • Jonathan

      You mean restore iOS, with the default settings?

      • George Kunnath

        it’s when you update your device anytime, not just restore iOS.

  • unrelated but..

    • sNick

      did you searched the web for the enemy?!? 😛

    • onesimpleclik

      Two words. Ad Block.

      • Jonathan

        Been there done that. Not to mention love it.

  • Matheus Lisboa

    I want trent reznor to represent beats music today

  • onesimpleclik


    • Jonathan

      Healthy sandwich?

      • onesimpleclik

        Not unless the mayo is fat free haha

  • Chindavon

    Taking over the Health industry by storm and pushing mobile payments to the stratosphere? There’s going to be a lot of (_!_) Hurting today.

  • Merman123

    The Apple Store is down!

  • omrishtam

    apple store is down!!!!

  • Ian Leon

    why does that home kit icon you used in the featured image look so weird?