Apple’s digital health team has acquired personal health data startup Gliimpse, According to a report in GeeksBlog.com.
Silicon Valley-based Gliimpse has built a personal health data platform that enables any American to collect, personalize, and share a picture of their health data. Founders of the company are Anil Sethi and Karthik Hariharan in 2013. He got his start as a systems engineer at Apple in the late 1980s.
The acquisition happened earlier this year, but Apple has been characteristically not commented about it. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” the company has confirmed the acquisition.
According to Sethi’s LinkedIn page, Gliimps like many startups was born of a personal need. Sethi started his business Gliimpse.
“It takes incomprehensible electronic medical records and turns them into understandable, standardized, coded elements and terminology that both humans and machines can easily understand and use,” Gliiimpse said in its website.
Apple has introduced features and software platforms for its mobile devices to be tools for people to manage and improve fitness and health.