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Fitbit & Google partner to accelerate IoT in healthcare

May 02, 2018 / Andrew Hobbs

Health tracker and wearables company Fitbit has teamed with Google to open up new insights and innovations in digital health. Together, they hope to “bring together the strengths of both companies to innovate and transform the future of wearables”. Fitbit announced the move today, with its plans to deploy Google Cloud to increase operational efficiency, agility, and speed to market. It will use Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API to integrate its data into healthcare applications, it said. The new API seeks to address the enormous interoperability challenges in healthcare data, as highlighted by Internet of Business in our recent report on the use of AI in the NHS.