Apple's CareKit gives you and your doctors a better understanding of your health
March 21, 2016 - Uncategorized
CareKit is an open-source framework, much like ResearchKit, which will power apps that give you the ability to monitor symptoms, track medication, and stay on top of care plans following a surgery or medical diagnosis.
Each app will include a detailed Care Card, with instructions for diet, movement, medication, bandaging, physical therapy, and other treatment categories. The apps will provide weekly insights into your recovery—for instance, if you’re carefully monitoring your meds and entering that data in the app along with a pain score, you’ll be able to see whether the treatment plan you’re following is working.
“CareKit empowers people to take a more active role in their care,” said Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams during Apple’s spring event on Monday. “The first CareKit app is for Parkinson’s. People can start understanding better what affects their heath.”
Source: Mac World