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Apple buys health startup 'Gliimpse' founded by Indian-origin entrepreneurs

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

India TV Tech Desk India TV Tech Desk
New Delhi Published on: August 23, 2016 18:37 IST
Apple buys Gliimpse, health startup founded by two
Apple buys Gliimpse, health startup founded by two Indian-origin entrepreneurs.

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)

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