How the Latest Version of the Android Platform Will Improve mHealth


Last week, Google released Android 4.3, the latest version of its popular operating system. The new platform will allow direct connection via Bluetooth to peripheral hardware, such as heart rate monitors, pedometers and other health devices.


The development is expected to spur both demand for and development of healthcare apps that use patient data gathered through connected health devices.

"It will be easier to create apps that can talk to low-power sensors that track fitness, medical, proximity, location and other data," according to an article in InformationWeek, noting that developers are already working on apps that utilize the new capabilities, including those in the healthcare sector.

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