This demo of Apple's expected Healthbook app is too awesome to pass

This demo of Apple's expected Healthbook app is too awesome to pass
Industry watchers at large are expecting Apple's next iPhone to come with an updated, iOS 8 operating system that will include the rumored Healthbook app. A fitness & wellness hub, so far it appears that Healthbook is the most ambitious crack at the trendy format, at least if it materializes as the rumors suggest.

Rumored to pair up with a future iWatch smartwatch, the app can allegedly track a plethora of vitals, such as your heart and respiratory rate, hydration, blood pressure and sugar, and even sleep and oxygen saturation. It's still unknown if and how such a variety of vitals will be tracked by the two, as there is no equivalent on the market just yet, and though there's a chance that's all just wishful thinking, the prospect is quite exciting.

That's precisely why we felt like we just had to share an awesome prototype tool of the app created by visual and graphic designer Jayaprasad Mohanan and a quick video that goes through it. Available on the designer's web page, the tool allows you to take a quick trip through his take on Healthbook yourself. It's not as thorough as the leaked screenshots of the app suggest, but it's beautifully made and follows Apple's approach in app design to the letter. Take a look yourself, or check out the video below (or go for both!).

source: JaraPrasad via YouTube



1. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

power of apple !!! apple and others...

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

When you'll discover that this is just a concept made by a fan...

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I like the music though! A nice concept but I'm quite curious on how it's going to measure my respiratory rate and cholesterol level? But interesting concept nevertheless

10. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

it won't unless they also unveil the Imask, a mask you wear on your face all day as well as other obtrusive devices.

15. Anstice

Posts: 14; Member since: May 26, 2014

From macrumors During the last few months of 2013, Apple hired two new sensor experts, who may be working on the iWatch. Nancy Dougherty, formerly at Sano Intelligence, worked on designing a device to measure blood chemistry through microneedles. Ravi Narasimhan, Apple's second hire, formerly worked at biosensor technology firm Vital Connect, where he served as a vice president of research and development, responsible for "biosensor technology and algorithms for remote physiological monitoring with wearable medical devices." Apple has also hired Michael O'Reilly, M.D., the former Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Medical Affairs at Masimo Corporation, a company that specialized in pulse oximetry, and it has hired Roy J.E.M Raymann, a sleep expert from Philips Research. Before joining Apple, Raymann headed up several sleep-related research products studying sleep and activity monitoring. Marcelo Lamego, former chief technology officer of Cercacor, has also joined Apple to work on biometrics. At Cercacor, Lamego worked on sensor-based medical technologies like those used in the Pronto-7, a non-invasive, portable device that measures hemoglobin, oxygen saturation, pulse rate, and more. Further fueling rumors that the iWatch will include a number of health and fitness-related sensors, Apple recently posted a now-removed job listing for an exercise physiologist to oversee cardiovascular fitness and energy expenditure tests at its Cupertino campus.

16. Anstice

Posts: 14; Member since: May 26, 2014

Sorry. The reply was meant for ArtSim98. :)

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I wonder how much sensors would be needed to gather all this info.

6. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Well, I think they'll need only a heartrate monitor, since they cannot measure Cholesterol or ingested calories, and without a oximeter, neither the respiratory rate can be precisely measured. Everything else is location based or gyroscope information. I wonder why a news website cares so much about fan made concept. This should be on deviantart, IMO

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Good point. And how many well-working sensors you can actually fit in small device as smartphone? And how visible they would be, GS5 has small (and not even especially good) heartrate sensor and yet it is very visible.

9. Sauce unregistered

Considering how well a job Apple does at fitting stuff into their very slim/small products, I'd like to know the same thing.

17. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

As far as I can tell (I have a phd in biophysics), they can only use non-invasive techniques as sensors, as they are not, and never will be, licenced to use the iphone (or other smartphone) as biosensor. So, they cannot go much further in terms of what to measure, but they can get very precise

5. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Apple's ifans are more intelligent in terms of concept, but not apple. Apple will come come up feature like Panaroma , sloMo, and they would sau AMAZING FEATURE

8. jexxx

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I'll take s-health over this anytime.

11. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Apple huh? Lolno, pass.

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I'll take a smartwatch without all the health/fitness garbage that IMO ruins the watch. Obviously there is a large lucrative market for personal health data. Apple will make a lot of money selling your health data to the various insurance companies, data brokers, governments, etc. This revenue is probably just too hard for Apple to pass up.

13. deago78

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Thats a pretty big leap isn't it? Apple comes out with some healthbook app and then starts selling your personal information to insurers. And saying health and fitness information ruins a piece of technology also just sounds like you just really don't like apple and nothing more.

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Unless you've been living in some remote place without Internet service, there is no leap whatsoever from healthbook app to selling personal information. This is standard industry practice for all makers of so-called health devices and services. For me, it does ruin the user experience. Instead of enjoying my smartwatch, I would worry what data it is collecting, where this data is going, and how it will end up affecting my life. I don't like things that spy one me. YMMV.

18. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Ipass get it

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