IBM Extends Health Care Bet With Under Armour, Medtronic

IBM announced a deal with sports and fitness retailer Under Armour Inc. to use machine learning technology from Watson and showed off an application for diabetic care developed with the supercomputer’s data, highlighting the company’s effort to expand Watson’s capabilities for the health-care industry. IBM and Under Armour released an updated fitness application for Apple Inc.’s iPhones that uses data powered by Watson, IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty said Wednesday in a speech at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Separately, Medtronic Plc CEO Omar Ishrak joined Rometty on stage to unveil a prototype for a diabetes-management app that tests have shown may be capable of predicting hypoglycemic events as early as three hours in advance. The application still needs to go through regulatory review — it will…


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