Apple buys health startup 'Gliimpse' founded by Indian-origin entrepreneursTech giant Apple has quietly purchased Gliimpse, a personal health data startup that aims to help patients by providing them a secure platform where they can manage and share their medical records. Gliimpse was founded
Tech giant Apple has quietly purchased Gliimpse, a personal health data startup that aims to help patients by providing them a secure platform where they can manage and share their medical records.
Gliimpse was founded in 2013 by two Indian-origin entrepreneurs Anil Sethi and Karthik Hariharanby.
According to media reports, the acquisition reportedly happened earlier but was not publicly announced yet.
An Apple spokesperson has now responded, saying: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."
According to Anil Sethi`s LinkedIn page, Gliimpse -- like many start-ups -- was born of a personal need.
In recent months, Apple has acquired HealthKit, CareKit and ResearchKit startups that allow patients, doctors and researchers to access important health and wellness data via a range of mobile devices.
Apple has also released its HealthKit app which helps users monitor personal health and fitness data on iPhone 6.
The Cupertino-based company has recently been making a push into artificial intelligence through Siri personal assistant and related technologies.
It acquired the machine learning platform Turi for $200 million earlier this month.
Apple also bought machine learning and AI startups like VocalIQ and Perceptio and facial recognition startup Emotient, among others.
(With agency inputs)