Some of the world's most renowned medical research facilities are turning to Apple's ResearchKit for iPhone and Apple Watch, it was announced on Thursday, in an effort to help cure autism, epilepsy, and melanoma.
Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with developer Thread Research, plans to harness Apple Watch and iPhone sensors to power an ambitious ResearchKit study on epilepsy that could one day lead to an accurate method of predicting seizures.
Apple's ResearchKit platform is now collecting medical study data outside the U.S. for the first time after Stanford's MyHeart Counts app — created in collaboration with England's University of Oxford — opened its doors to participants in the UK and Hong Kong.
Two pharmaceutical titans, GlaxoSmithKline and Purdue Pharma, are looking for ways to implement Apple's open-source ResearchKit framework into clinical testing and research and development operations, a report said Thursday.
With the iPhone an everyday part of millions of consumers' lives, and now the debut of the Apple Watch, healthcare professionals believe that Apple is a pivotal part in what they see as the "consumerization" of healthcare, driven by easy access to health-related data.
In the first third-party post to Apple's ResearchKit blog, mobile health provider LifeMap Solutions reports seeing high rates of consent and participation due in large part to iOS and iPhone app "stickiness."
Apple is collaborating with researchers on new ResearchKit-based iPhone apps that will allow people to undergo DNA testing, in some cases for the first time, for scientific analysis and research, according to a Tuesday report.
Apple on Tuesday made its open-source ResearchKit tools for developers openly available, paving the way for doctors, scientists and others to gather data more frequently and accurately from participants' iPhones.
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IBM on Monday announced a new cognitive computing platform called Watson Health Cloud that will, in cooperation with partners Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, offer custom tailored data analytics services to healthcare professionals.
After a surprise debut earlier in March, Apple's open source ResearchKit framework is being hailed by some as the future of distributed medical research. Dr. Stephen Friend, who worked on the project and now serves as a medical technology advisor at Apple, paints a picture of the tool's early days.
Apple has made small but important changes to its official App Store Review Guidelines for iOS developers, addressing consent issues with the company's new ResearchKit platform, along with recurring payments under Apple Pay, and downloads of third-party music and video.
The number of participants in a Stanford University cardiovascular study conducted using Apple's new ResearchKit medical research platform ballooned to more than 10,000 overnight, researchers say, after the trial was featured on stage during Apple's "Spring Forward" event earlier this week.