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Topic: ResearchKit

Apple launches new women's health, hearing, & heart and movement studies

11/14/2019, 09:11 am

After an initial announcement in September at the iPhone 11 launch event, Apple and its research partners have opened up a trio of studies for participants with an Apple Watch and an iPhone utilizing the new Research app -- Heart and Movement, Women's Health, and Hearing Studies.

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Apple launches new Research app, trio of health studies

09/10/2019, 01:09 pm

Apple is launching three health studies in the Apple Research app, with the trio of projects aiming to help further medical research into hearing, reproductive health, and overall health, by taking advantage of the functions of the Apple Watch.

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Health insurer Anthem recruits from Apple to bolster digital plans

07/09/2019, 04:07 pm

In the past several months, U.S. health insurer Anthem has reportedly hired a half dozen Apple veterans to improve its digital offerings, including high-level employees with valuable industry experience.

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Apple Watches offered by Apple in grant program to qualifying ResearchKit and CareKit projects

06/07/2019, 03:06 pm

Apple will be launching an "Apple Watch Limited Grant Program" later in 2019 to help institutions wanting to use the ResearchKit and CareKit frameworks, among a series of changes to the platforms designed to encourage more health research to be performed.

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Healthcare an opportunity for Apple to 'lead digital disruption' versus rivals

04/08/2019, 12:04 pm

Whereas Apple's other recent service announcements are in well-trodden ground, the company "has the potential to lead digital disruption" with healthcare, Morgan Stanley analysts claimed on Monday.

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Apple closes enrollment to Apple Heart Study

08/02/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple is no longer accepting new applicants to participate in the Apple Heart Study, a medical research program that aggregates heart rate data gathered from Apple Watch devices to determine whether the wearable can identify irregular heart rhythms.

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Apple Heart Study ramps up with new solicitations to Apple Watch owners

05/07/2018, 10:05 am

Apple Watch owners are being emailed and invited to sign up for the Apple Heart Study, which it announced in partnership with Stanford Medicine in November 2017.

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Health researcher Stephen Friend leaves Apple after less than two years

02/05/2018, 10:02 pm

According to a report on Monday, Stephen Friend, prominent health researcher and co-founder of Sage Bionetworks, has left Apple after serving less than two years on the job.

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12 US healthcare providers pledge support for Apple's Health Records in iOS 11.3, including Johns Hopkins & Cedars-Sinai

01/24/2018, 10:01 am

This spring's debut of iOS 11.3 will give hospitals and clinics greater access to Apple's Health app, allowing them to share data and send alerts to patients. So far, a dozen U.S. hospitals have pledged support for Health Records.

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Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 with Artificial Intelligence uses ResearchKit, is Apple store exclusive

01/09/2018, 09:01 am

The new Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush uses Apple ResearchKit with the user's permission to crowdsource toothbrushing data so the company can "anticipate the future of oral care."

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Apple health exec Anil Sethi leaves to form new healthcare records startup

12/07/2017, 01:12 pm

The director of Apple's health team, Anil Sethi, is leaving the company to found a startup called Ciitizen, fulfilling a promise to his sister Tania who died of cancer on Sept. 11.

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Apple and Stanford Medicine fire up Heart Study to spot irregular beat, atrial fibrillation

11/30/2017, 09:11 am

Apple, in conjunction with Stanford Health, has launched the Apple Heart Study app, a first-of-its-kind research study allowing any user with an Apple Watch to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and to be proactively notified when they may be experiencing atrial fibrillation.

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Study finds Apple Watch able to be used as diagnostic tool for sleep apnea, hypertension

11/13/2017, 08:11 pm

Researchers from the University of California San Fransisco in conjunction with the developers of the Cardiogram app have proven that using existing sensors, the Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension with a high degree of accuracy, potentially opening up the ability for the device to be used as a long-term research tool for the conditions.

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Apple Heart Study focusing on atrial fibrillation launching in 2017

09/12/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple in conjunction with Stanford Medicine is launching a new study on atrial fibrillation that aims to detect heart rate irregularities using a consumer-grade wearable device -- Apple Watch.

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Tim Cook says Apple working on 'a lot of stuff' in health, not necessarily profit-driven

09/11/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple is secretly working on many things in the health arena, CEO Tim Cook said in an interview published on Monday, but only some of them are expected to translate into revenue-generating businesses.

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Boston Children's Hospital Caremap iPhone app utilizes CareKit to track, share pediatric data

06/13/2017, 03:06 pm

A new app from the Boston Children's Hospital produced in conjunction with Duke University uses Apple's CareKit, and promises to simplify the medical data collation and distribution for parents with children with special medical needs.

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Sleep specialist Roy Raymann leaves Apple in tandem with Beddit takeover

05/11/2017, 05:05 pm

An important sleep research expert, Dr. Roy J.E.M. Raymann, appears to have quietly left Apple last month, just ahead of the company's Beddit acquisition.

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Updated WebMD pregnancy app utilizes Apple's ResearchKit for long-term opt-in research

03/20/2017, 11:03 am

WebMD has relaunched its Pregnancy app for the iPhone, and has integrated Apple's ResearchKit into the app to advance research on what contributes to healthy pregnancies and positive pregnancy outcomes.

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Asthma study using Apple's ResearchKit proven accurate when compared to existing research

03/13/2017, 02:03 pm

A study reports ResearchKit is an extremely effective way to conduct medical research, with patient data collected from asthma sufferers via Apple's framework found to correlate with the results of similar studies using established data collection methods.

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Apple Watch & ResearchKit epilepsy study concludes, gleans insight on seizure triggers

02/22/2017, 11:02 am

A research study on epilepsy with the Apple Watch and ResearchKit at the core of the work has concluded, and is shedding light on seizure triggers, hopefully paving the way for better identification of precursors of the disruptive and dangerous event.

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