It does seem that there will be no new Apple TV announced. That would make our first rumor that proved false.
@HarryMcCracken: you'll get in your future Apple Car
Apple is promoting their impact on health and fitness moments after bragging about its install base in Coke machines. Can you have it both ways?
I don't think they said, rdd.
Research Kit is a software framework made specifically for medical research, it lets researchers easily create apps.
One ResearchKit will let anyone contribute to Parkinson's research by doing tapping tests that can measure hand tremors, or saying "ah" into the microphone. Also gait and balance tests.
This is a big deal. Consumer electronics companies getting into medical stuff is a huge deal in general, full of potential and possible peril.
Mass General Hospital has a glucose app; Stanford and the University of Hartford have a heart health one; Mount Sinai and Weill Cornell have an asthma one.
Wouldn't it be neat if ResearchKit built many of its tests--tapping, voice, etc--into App Store games? What if Angry Birds was gathering health data?
Dana-Farber and others are doing a breast cancer app.