Validic Node.js SDK by Motivation Science calls the Validic REST API which collects data from medical wearables and clinical devices. These devices track health measurements over time. The developer needs to be a Validic Connect partner to use all CRUD operations. Validic combines patient data and health technology in one network.
Fitbit has released OS Developer Preview 3 which includes the new Power API allowing apps to display device battery charging information, the addition of the brightnessOverride parameter to the Display API, and a permissions requirement. The company also announced the #Made4Fitbit App Challenge.
RunKeeper, a maker of health and fitness tracking software, has made its Health Graph API available to the public after a closed beta with a small group of developers. The new API provides access to RunKeeper Health Graph -- a system of individual health connections that create digital map of an individual's personal health. The Health Graph provides a record of the evolution of an individual's health, including a snapshot of their current physical condition, how this has evolved over time, and how social interactions may have influenced activities and behaviors.
There is no shortage of great tools out there to help you get in shape and keep track of your progress. You may be familiar with Nike's Nike+ system, that is heavily integrated with the iOS platform. It offers a great deal of data, but if you're like me, it wasn't enough to really rave about. Helpful, yes. Impressive, potentially. But FitBit, with its new FitBit API, has the potential to be much more.