6 Things You Didn’t Know About Apple & Health Research
The self-care bible that is Men’s Health has a fascinating (and rare) interview with Jay Blahnik, Apple’s director of fitness for health technologies.
The report confirms that Apple continues to work intensively to develop solutions that can make a real difference to your health.
This attention to detail was also made really clear by the company when it spoke a little about how it created its Activity app for wheelchair users.
Here are some notes from the Men’s Health report.
- Apple’s exercise research team is presently based “on a side street in Cupertino”
- 13 exercise physiologists and 29 nurses and medics work there. They use a sophisticated system to monitor vital signs and metabolism
- Apple has gathered 66,000 hours of activity and fitness data from over 10,000 participants in 33,000 sessions.
- (It has previously said it accumulated 3,500 hours of data across 300 different users over 700 sessions to develop the wheelchair activity app).
- There are rooms for fitness and a pool. Three rooms called Higher, Faster and Stronger monitor reaction to extreme temperature.
- Apple Watch Breathe app is based on research from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine