Apple acquires personal medical data startup and Larta graduate Gliimpse
Apple made a move into the mHealth and digital health space with the acquisition of an early startup called Gliimpse. Founded in 2013, Gliimpse is a graduate of Larta’s 2014 NSF CAP program. Gliimpse is a personal health data platform that enables its users to be stewards of their health, together with their care network – managing their own health records and sharing them securely with those they trust. The app is free for consumers. It generates its revenue from health-care providers and software developers who pay for its data-sharing software and services.
The company’s motivation is born from personal need: Co-founder Anil Sethi’s sister battled cancer and as their family struggled to collect and manage her personal health data, Sethi knew something had to be done.