Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) released a new report on Wednesday touting its health and fitness capabilities, highlighting the health and features on the iPhone and Apple Watch, while also working with the medical community for research and care.
The 59-page report, which was the brainchild of Apple’s (AAPL) Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams, is a comprehensive view of the tech giant’s approach towards healthcare and what it says it is doing to advance work in the area.
“Our vision for the future is to continue to create science-based technology that equips people with even more information and acts as an intelligent guardian for their health, so they’re no longer passengers on their own health journey,” Williams said in a statement, adding that the company wants people “to be firmly in the driver’s seat with meaningful, actionable insights.”
For consumers, Apple (AAPL) has worked to make sure that the Apple Watch and iPhone are secure places to store health and medical information, via the Health App. The Watch also offers features that can “act as an intelligent guardian” for a person’s health, while Apple has also offered features to help improve everyday health and let developers create third-party health and fitness apps to provide for a richer experience.
Apple (AAPL) added that there are 17 areas of health and fitness in iOS 16 and watchOS 9, more than 150 types of data that can be stored on the Health app and more than 800 institutions offering health records on the iPhone.
Cupertino, California-based Apple (AAPL) also discussed the work it is doing with the medical community, including letting patients share and discuss data on Apple (AAPL) devices with their physicians, building tools for new scientific discoveries and “supporting public health and government initiatives.”