Penn State College of Medicine

Apple launches ResearchKit platform to tap millions of iPhone users to enroll in observational studies using apps

Monday, March 23, 2015

Apple has taken a key step this month toward helping to improve patient recruitment for medical studies with ResearchKit, a new iPhone-based medical software platform researchers can use to de­sign and administer app-based observational studies. ResearchKit will help both doctors and researchers gather patient data frequently and more accurately track disease signs using sen­sors that are on the iPhone.

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