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Apple Releases ResearchKit for Medical Researchers

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Apr 14, 2015, 11:53 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Apple today made available ResearchKit, a tool medical researchers can use to collect and gather health-related data. ResearchKit provides the base tools to help create apps used to perform tasks such as tracking the symptoms and progression of major diseases, including asthma, diabetes, Parkinson's, breast cancer, and others. The idea is to make it possible for average people to more easily participate in studies and other programs meant to collect data about diseases and/or conditions. Researchers can tap into iPhones to collect the data, which can contain GPS information, air quality and other details concerning environmental conditions, and more. Apple says ResearchKit has strict privacy controls built in. iPhone owners will control what studies in which they participate and can limit what data is shared with third parties. Apple itself will not see or store any of the associated data generated by ResearchKit. Medical professionals hope crowd-sourced data will help provide better insight that can be used to treat or cure a range of ailments. ResearchKit, which Apple first announced in March, is open source.


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