Tueo was specifically developing a mobile app compatible with commercial breathing sensors. In case of sudden problems, the app would push out an alert.

Apple’s aims with the acquisition are uncertain, but CEO Tim Cook recently admitted that it buys a new startup «on average every two to three weeks,» and primarily for «talent and intellectual property.»¡

Cook has previously argued that healthcare will be «Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind.»

From: Apple buys asthma-monitoring startup Tueo