ResearchKit

Apple’s ResearchKit Has High Potential but Major Challenges Are Ahead

While clinical trials struggle to enrol a representative (and diverse enough) group of patients, Apple's ResearchKit solves this in an instant. Apple has been eager to highlight the high number of patients who have enrolled in studies launched using its platform. But alongside the good, which is wide reach, ResearchKit also brings serious challenges. In...

Apple Researching How iPhone, Apple Watch Can Monitor Parkinson’s Disease

Apple is reportedly developing real-time monitoring systems for users with Parkinson’s disease using the Apple Watch and iPhone. Sources speaking with Fast Company have said that the Cupertino tech giant is working on an internal project to monitor the symptoms of the disease through either an Apple Watch or iPhone, using its proprietary HealthKit. The data […]

GSK Uses Apple’s ResearchKit For Rheumatoid Arthritis Study

GlaxoSmithKline has turned to Apple’s ResearchKit to start a rheumatoid arthritis study involving 300 participants over three months. This marks the first time a drug maker has used the platform to conduct clinical research, Bloomberg reports. Participating patients will be prompted to input both physical and emotional symptoms such as pain and mood using the...

Apple Announces Advancements in ResearchKit

Apple today kicked off its highly anticipated iPhone SE and iPad event speaking with announcements about its environmental efforts, quickly followed by the company’s advancements to the open source ResearchKit framework. As the company pointed out during the media event, the response has been fantastic: “Virtually overnight, many ResearchKit studies became the largest in history […]

Apple Announces ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy and Melanoma

Apple today announced that researchers from Duke University, Johns Hopkins, and Oregon Health & Science University are launching new medical studies on autism, epilepsy, and melanoma using ResearchKit. “We’re honoured to work with world-class medical institutions and to be able to provide them with tools which ultimately might help our customers lead healthier lives,” said...

GlaxoSmithKline Plans to Use Apple’s ResearchKit in Clinical Trials

Apple’s ResearchKit was announced at WWDC, an open-source framework to allow medical researchers to gather data easily and efficiently by utilizing apps on the iPhone, making the latter “a powerful tool for medical research.” ResearchKit has now gained some major support by some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, according to BuzzFeed News....

Apple Announces ResearchKit Launches Today for Medical Researchers

Apple has just issued a press release to note ResearchKit is now available for medical researchers worldwide. The software framework will allow doctors, scientists and other researchers easily compile data from participants on iPhones with easy-to-use apps. The company says the first ResearchKit apps that studied asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease...