ProgrammableWeb's Most Interesting APIs in 2016: Health and Environment

Next up in our list of Interesting APIs released from 2016 are noteworthy APIs related to Health and Environment. We really should add Internet of Things to the title of this section, since so many of these APIs cross over into that category. Other categories covered here include Nutrition,Weather, Wearable, Fitness, Home Automation, and more.

Synoptic is an earth data aggregation and distribution platform. Developers can use the Synoptic APITrack this API to get information about networked weather stations such as geocoordinates, firezones, observational data, latency, accumulated precipitation, and more. A StormPrint of Hurricane Arthur made with data from Synoptic API

A StormPrint of Hurricane Arthur made with data from Synoptic API Image Credit: Synoptic

Sickweather scans social websites for indicators of various types of sickness to pinpoint outbreaks. The Sickweather Nightingale APITrack this API provides illness data, forecasts, threat levels, and a way to submit illness data.

Sickweather Nightingale API provides illness information

Sickweather's machine learning technology scans social media for comments such as "I'm sick" or "co-worker has the flu" to gather data. Image Credit: Sickweather

Body Labs is a body, shape, pose and motion analysis solution provider. The Body Labs Blue APITrack this API allows developers to predict a customer's clothing size based on their height and weight. Body Labs Blue uses AI and machine learning algorithms to predict 19 additional, highly accurate body measurements. Read more about Body Labs BodyKit SDK and API.

Body Labs Blue technology explained: / video: YouTube/ Body Labs

World Air Quality Index (AQI) APITrack this API integrates air quality data into applications. It aims to target sensitive populations such as women who are pregnant, children of younger age, adults of older age, and people with asthma. Developers can use it to get air quality data about multiple locations around the world. The API is provided by Greenroom Digital marketing firm, based in Australia.

GETHealth is a RESTful API with the ability to access health data from wearables and devices. The GETHealth APITrack this API allows users to integrate sources like Dailymile, Fatsecret, Fitbit, Google Fit, Jawbone, Lifefitness, MapMyFitness, MapMyRun, MapMyWalk, Microsoft Health, Misfit, Moves, PredicctBGL, Runkeeper, and 23andM. The API is listed under the Healthcare category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Healthcare APIs.

GetHealth API aggregates data from health apps

Gather data from any of these health and fitness applications plus devices with GETHealth API Image Credit:

HaVoc REST based APITrack this API offers access to every medical terminology registered in the UMLS (Unified Medical Language System), and is used to implement health and biomedical vocabularies to health applications. This API features class based queries, autosuggestions for disease names or symptoms, synonyms, and abbreviations.

Hexoskin is a wearable biometric shirt that reports training, recovery, and sleep with the aim to optimize health performance. The company provides an APITrack this API to integrate health data into third party applications. The Hexoskin API is listed under the Wearable category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Wearable APIs.

Hexoskin provides clothing with physiology sensors sewn in the fabric

Hexoskin provides clothing with physiology sensors sewn in the fabric Image Credit: Hexoskin

Data gathered from Hexoskin includes respiration, activity, and heart data

Data gathered from Hexoskin includes respiration, activity, and heart data Image Credit: Hexoskin

Sensorberg is an IoT systems provider based in Germany. The company provides a REST APITrack this API for their cloud-based beacon management platform. This platform enables developers to add beacon signal reading capabilities to applications and devices. The Sensorberg API is listed under the Internet of Things category. See ProgrammableWeb's complete list of Internet of Things APIs.

Joy Culbertson Joy Culbertson is a Content Producer, Writer, and Community Officer for ProgrammableWeb. She has been producing web content in the business technology sector since 2001. When she's not tweeting about APIs she enjoys watching baseball and exploring new places.

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