New API supports developers creating sensor data apps

The Human API, a platform that stores and abstracts data from mobile devices, wearable sensors, and other data sources, "may help untangle the complex web of big data, insurance standards, health care sensors, and disease causal pathways that currently prevents many developers from designing health applications," according to a post on ProgrammableWeb. The service aims to make available all the activity data generated by health tracking devices that monitor blood glucose, weight, physical activity, caloric intake, blood pressure, and many other data types. The aim of the Human API is to provide the tools to make the data meaningful and trackable so that it can be utilized in research and applications. Earlier this month, the Human API was launched virtually and at a hackathon in San Francisco. Article