Polar has released a new API developers can use to build apps that leverage user data stored in the company’s cloud service Polar Flow. The Polar Flow service stores user information such as exercise activity, training activity, and sleep patterns. This information is recorded with Polar products.
The Allen Institute for Brain Science, a non-profit medical research organization in Seattle, Washington, worked for several years to build a map of gene expression in the human brain. It released a Mouse Brain Atlas in 2007, then used similar techniques to complete its Human Brain Atlas in 2010. Last week, at its first hackathon, the Institute launched an API for the Human Brain Atlas, allowing researchers all over the world direct access to that information.