OT: Apple Health Report

“I believe, if you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’, it will be about health,”

Tim Cook - 2019

“Today Apple shared a new report that offers a snapshot of the ways Apple products are empowering people to be at the center of their health, and acting as an intelligent guardian for their health and safety. Users, developers, medical institutions, and health organizations around the world are using Apple devices, features, and APIs to break down barriers between people and their health information, all while keeping privacy in mind.”



The annoying exercise ring thingy on my watch makes me get off the couch every hour, so maybe it’s true.


How does it rouse you if you’re sedated?

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I’m not always sedated, I just wanna be. :wink:


Twenty-twenty-twenty-four hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothing to do, nowhere to go home
I wanna be sedated


“I’m not always sedated, I just wanna be. :wink:

Interestingly, there’s an app on the watch for that:


Set up a medication schedule and reminders.

Medication education and alerts for potential critical interactions.

Medications With iOS 16 and watchOS 9, the new Medications experience on Apple Watch and iPhone
helps users manage and track medications, vitamins, and supplements they take by allowing them to create a medications list, set up schedules and reminders, and view information on their medications in the Health app. In the US, users can simply point their iPhone camera at a label to add a medication, read about the medications they’re taking, and receive an alert if there are potential interactions for their medications.

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Nobody else finds this a bit creepy?


On the lighter side, the corporate jargon density is at the level of high art.
“Empowering users on their personal health journey, supporting the health ecosystem…”


From Apple’s document
“ Hearing health
Providing users with a range of features to help them protect their hearing health
Apple Watch and iPhone can help users monitor for noise exposure that can damage their hearing over the long term.”

A little irony here, Apple’s products (iPod, earphone) have been the single biggest cause of youth hearing loss so far.


Apple’s products (iPod, earphone) have been the single biggest cause of youth hearing loss so far.

Mhm, and I thought my own decisions, like going to Deep Purple concerts in my youth, were at fault.