Cupertino-based tech giant Apple had announced its watchOS 5 during the WWDC 2018. Now it is being reported that the Apple watchOS 5 will be able to track symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The Tim Cook-led company has apparently integrated a new API into its ResearchKit framework. It will let apps monitor users and be on the lookout for disease symptoms.
Apple watchOS 5
Apple watchOS 5 is the tech giant’s newest OS for Apple Watch models. The update has many new features. They include a smarter Siri, new Walkie-Talkie style of communication and much more.
It is also being reported widely that Apple has also integrated a new ‘Movement Disorder API’ into its open-source ResearchKit framework. It will make the device to continuously look for symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
According to a 9to5Mac report, the new API will permit developers using ResearchKit to give all-day monitoring through the Apple watchOS 5.
ResearchKit is an open-source software framework. It makes it easier to make apps for medical research or for other kinds of research projects.
Moreover, the new API monitors two common symptoms seen in the disease, Tremours, and Dyskinesia. It will be able to show a recorded graphical data based on symptoms observed daily and hourly.
The company had allegedly mentioned it has made a new API from collected data of patients suffering from the disease in internal clinical studies.
Google has also revealed an Augmented Reality-powered microscope prototype, that is capable of detecting cancer in human tissues in real time.
During the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Chicago on 16th April 2018, the company showcased the prototype, developed by a team of researchers.
According to Google, it can save millions of lives across the world, as it can help accelerate and democratize the adoption of deep learning tools for pathologists around the world.
The prototype is a modified light microscope. It processes real-time image analysis and presents the results of ML algorithms directly into the field of view.
The microscope reconstructed into existing light microscopes using affordably available components. It doesn’t require the analysis of the whole slide digital versions of the tissue.
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