According to Bloomberg, Apple is developing a health coaching service with an AI-based feature that tracks users’ emotions. The service, internally called Quartz, is designed to motivate users to exercise, improve their eating habits, and get better sleep, among other things. Its main objective is to propose personalized coaching programs for users using AI and data from the Apple Watch. Although the service is scheduled for release next year, it may be cancelled or postponed. The project is reportedly led by several departments, including the Health, Siri, and AI teams.
This move is seen as part of Apple’s efforts to make health features a core element of its products, particularly the Apple Watch. The company is also planning to launch a health app for the iPad in iPadOS 17 this year, which will include tools for tracking emotions and managing eyesight, such as nearsightedness. The initial version of the emotion tracking feature will record users’ moods and enable them to answer daily questions, allowing them to compare their emotional changes over time.
Apple aims to unveil the new iPad app and the emotion and eyesight management tools at WWDC 23 in June, but Bloomberg reported that the AI coaching service will not be announced this year. Furthermore, Apple’s health and wellness strategy is expected to have an impact on the MR headset the company is ambitiously preparing for release. The MR headset is expected to feature a meditation function and a headset version of the Fitness+ exercise service.
Bloomberg noted that the user emotion tracking feature is separate from the Daily Journaling app, which was recently reported on. The Daily Journaling app is not a health app and can be seen as an extension of social networking features, such as Find My and location-based functions.
In addition, Apple is planning to add basic blood pressure tracking to the Apple Watch in the next few years, and is also researching non-invasive blood glucose tracking features. Non-invasive blood glucose tracking has been in development for more than ten years, and recent advances in technology have reportedly made it possible to reduce the system’s size to that of an iPhone, with the ultimate goal of making it even smaller.