Apple has allegedly purchased Tueo Health, a startup that developed asthma tracking technology
The exact date of the acquisition is unknown, but Tueo's CEO and COO changed employers to "Apple" on LinkedIn in late 201
Tueo specifically developed a mobile app compatible with commercial breathing sensors. In case of sudden problems, the app will create a warning.
Apple's goal of the acquisition is uncertain, but CEO Tim Cook recently admitted buying a new "on average every two to three weeks" startup, primarily for "talent and intellectual property". Therefore, there may be no asthma-related hardware or HealthKit plans.
WWDC 2019 schedules recently revealed plans for hearing health in IOS 13, and the OS as a whole is expected to include new health features when it comes in the fall. Cook has previously claimed that health care will be "Apple's greatest contribution to humanity."
Publicly, Apple is known to have purchased two other health companies so far. It bought the recruitment specialist Gliimpse in 2016, eventually using it to launch its own registration system. It bought the sleep tracking company Beddit in 2017, but has not exploited it beyond a poorly received redesign of Beddit Sleep Monitor.