ResearchKit

Mobile Health App for Japanese Adult Patients With Asthma: Clinical Observational Study | 8/14/2020

… people in Japan, are used to collect real-world data directly from patients, which has been shown to be both cost-effective and fast [ 16 - 19 ]. mHealth research apps are often based on the ResearchKit platform (Apple Inc.), an iOS-based open-source framework for mobile medical research that was released in 2015. Moreover, iPhones (Apple Inc.) are used by around 60% of Japanese smartphone users, based on 2016 figures …

University of Nebraska develops a COVID-19 screening mobile app | 4/4/2020

Article University of Nebraska develops a COVID-19 screening mobile app “1-Check COVID” was created using Apple’s ResearchKit and CareKit frameworks alongside UNMC medical and public health experts, who developed the appropriate clinical algorithms. (Source: UNMC) By Press Release Posted: Fri 4:06 PM, Apr 03, 2020 LINCOLN, Neb. - The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) has launched a mobile app to screen large groups of individuals who are concerned …

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Utilizing Digital Health to Collect Electronic Patient-ReportedOutcomes in Prostate Cancer: Single-Arm Pilot Trial | 3/26/2020

… to facilitate meaningful provider interactions and personalized treatment. Objective: This study explored the feasibility and acceptability of collecting ePROs using validated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaires for prostate cancer. Methods: Using Apple ResearchKit software, the Strength Through Insight app was created with content from validated HRQoL tools 26-item Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) or EPIC for Clinical Practice and 8-item Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy …

Utilizing Digital Health to Collect Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes in Prostate Cancer: Single-Arm Pilot Trial | 3/25/2020

… the feasibility and acceptability of Strength Through Insight , a digital health app collecting electronic PROs (ePROs) in patients with prostate cancer, and to examine patient perspectives to help create future digital health interventions. Apple’s ResearchKit empowers medical research by creating a mobile infrastructure for informed consent, surveys, and real-time active tasks (spatial memory, voice tests, motor activities, sleep-wake cycle, nutrition, and daily step counts) using the iPhone sensors …

Healthcare’s naughty and nice list for 2019 | Modern Healthcare | 12/14/2019

… say the closure endangers residents. Ah, but who’s been a good boy (or girl) this year? Apple seems to be the only tech giant entering healthcare without enduring a privacy backlash. Apple’s Health Records, ResearchKit and other offerings all require patient consent. The Trump administration won nice points by pledging to end the HIV epidemic over the next 10 years. But (and you know there’s a but, right?) it also …

Apple research app to begin tracking menstrual cycles for women’s health studies | 11/21/2019

… and bone disease at the Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Health System, told Endocrine Today . “It is an indicator that needs to be further evaluated.” The studies are being conducted with Apple’s ResearchKit technology, which drove the Apple Heart Study that showed that the Apple Watch could detect suspected atrial fibrillation. ‘Tidal wave of novel information’ In a study published in May 2017, Daniel A. Epstein, PhD, assistant …

Apple’s Research app: What does it want your health data for? | ZDNet | 11/18/2019

… September, promising that it would be available in the App Store as a free download “later this fall”. It’s not the first time that Apple has targeted the research community. In 2015, it launched ResearchKit , a software framework that allows scientists and medical researchers to build apps that use HealthKit to gather health data from iPhone users. CareKit followed in 2016, another framework that developers could use to build apps …

Apple launches virtual health studies aiming to enroll hundreds of thousands of customers | STAT | 11/14/2019

… the other that gets no notification — to see if they behave differently when it comes to future noise exposures. Apple’s launch of the three studies on the Research app is an extension of the ResearchKit initiative, launched in 2014, to allow academic and industry researchers to use Apple’s code as a template to build their own apps to recruit participants for their own studies. One of the apps built this …

Apple’s New Research App Lets Users Enroll Health Studies | 11/14/2019

… everyday activities, from taking a walk to attending a concert. The Research app joins Apple’s lineup of products and services that enable medical discovery on a scale never before attempted, including iPhone, Apple Watch, ResearchKit and HealthKit. There is an opportunity to better understand menstrual cycles and how they relate to women’s health. The Apple Women’s Health Study is the first long-term study of this scale and scope; it …

‎Apple Research on the App Store | 11/14/2019

11/14/2019 Works well so far and makes ResearchKit centralized I’m happy that this app makes it easier to join studies as opposed to ResearchKit apps in the past. Now more than one study can been in an app which is great! 200 in1 app , 11/15/2019 Just one health studies is missing Great app for the health stuff that is on there now. Just needs one or two more big health …

Big Tech: Is Apple’s Healthcare Confidence Justifiable? | 11/13/2019

… massive competition in the wearables space, it has room to grow as well. In fact, Apple has had its eye on the healthcare business for several years. Back in 2014, it launched CareKit and ResearchKit , which made it easier for providers to pull together patient-generated data. There’s also the very visible Apple Watch, which at 22.5 million units shipped accounted for just over half of the 45 million smartwatches …

Disruptors or Interrupters? How Apple Is Faring In Their Healthcare Initiatives | HIT Consultant | 11/7/2019

… question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’ It will be about health.” Collaboration with Major Health Organizations on New Medical Research Studies Apple has been supporting the medical research community, starting with its ResearchKit and CareKit, which “expanded the pace and scale of such studies.” Apple recently used ResearchKit to create the Apple Heart Study, which was the largest study of its kind and illustrated the impact virtual, large …

Disruptors or Interrupters? How Google, Amazon and Apple Are Faring in Their Healthcare Initiatives | 11/6/2019

… question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’ It will be about health.” Collaboration with Major Health Organizations on New Medical Research Studies Apple has been supporting the medical research community, starting with its ResearchKit and CareKit, which “expanded the pace and scale of such studies.” Apple recently used ResearchKit to create the Apple Heart Study, which was the largest study of its kind and illustrated the impact virtual, large …

First entirely digital clinical trial encourages physical activity | 10/24/2019

… science at Stanford, shows that the answer to both questions is yes. Ashley and his colleagues conducted a clinical trial using MyHeart Counts, an app he and other scientists at Stanford developed using Apple’s ResearchKit platform. The app, which was first deployed on smartphones in 2015, was launched to help track physical activity and other heart-related information, such as heart rate. Now, it’s the main tool for a full …

Apple’s Research app arrives in iOS 13.2 beta | 10/2/2019

What you need to know Apple’s Research app is available in iOS 13.2 beta. The app will allow users to enroll in three important studies. Apple has previously introduced ResearchKit and CareKit. Along with Apple’s Deep Fusion technology, a new Research app has arrived in the first beta for iOS 13.2 . Announced at WWDC, the Research app could have big implications in the health sector. The Research app sees Apple …

iPhone and Apple Watch apps: New tools of the medical research trade | Managed Care Magazine | 9/11/2019

… the media coverage of the announcement saw it as more evidence that Apple sees a future for itself in the health care market. The latest collaboration follows Apple Heart Study, which used the Apple’s ResearchKit app to examine atrial fibrillation by sending an irregular rhythm notification to Apple Watch. That study, said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, showed that “we could positively impact medical research in ways that help …

New Apple Watch studies to explore CV, women’s health | 9/11/2019

… the future of clinical care will be sensor-aided, digitally enabled virtual care, powered by predictive analytics. And this seems to be another step in that direction.” The studies are being conducted with Apple’s ResearchKit technology, which drove the Apple Heart Study that was published and presented in March and showed that the Apple Watch could detect people with suspected atrial fibrillation. “Using an app for study recruitment is certainly …

Siri Responses Were Rewritten For ‘Sensitive Topics’ | 9/9/2019

… take the form of Siri providing a basic diagnosis to help the user determine whether to seek medical treatment. However, it is also possible that the conversations could be a part of HealthKit or ResearchKit , Apple’s initiatives in the medical field. Specifically, the documents revealed a list of Siri upgrades slated for release by 2021. Some of the changes involve Siri’s answers to questions about feminism, gender equality and the …

Apple developing SensorKit framework for research studies | 9/5/2019

Apple currently offers two frameworks – ResearchKit and CareKit – that allow developers to create apps for medical research. ResearchKit enables apps to create consent forms, tasks, and surveys with customizable modules, while CareKit is focused on enabling developers to build apps that help users manage their medical conditions. Engineers have been working on a new framework to join Apple’s family of research-related frameworks. According to people familiar with its development …

Apple Furthers its Research Studies With SensorKit | 9/5/2019

In addition to ResearchKit and CareKit, Apple is said to be building a new framework for research studies called SensorKit ( via 9to5Mac ). SensorKit Citing “people familiar with its development” Mr. Rambo mentions that like the other two study kits, SensorKit will let developers integrate data device sensors into their apps. Apps using the framework will get access to a large array of sensors, including ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, location …

Global oral care market revenue growth boosted by revolutionary state-of-the-art organic dental products and connected health services | 9/4/2019

… recently launched a novel solution Connect E1: the smart electric toothbrush accompanied by sensor and sonic vibration technology and artificial intelligence algorithms. This toothbrush is compatible with Bluetooth and is also integrated with Apple ResearchKit will promote the oral care market growth in the future years. Pediatric generation being largely affected by the periodontal diseases, have gathered the attention of several oral care products companies thereby augmenting the innovation of …

Apple’s (AAPL) Advanced Technologies Driving Inroads In Healthcare - Nasdaq.com | 8/19/2019

… deeper insights, better medical research, and devices for better information and monitoring. Back in 2014, Apple launched its Health app and introduced its HealthKit, and huge progress has been made since then. In 2015, ResearchKit made its debut. ResearchKit is an open source framework introduced by Apple that allows researchers and developers to create powerful apps for medical research. Then, in 2016, CareKit was launched; it’s a software framework designed …

mHealth Helps Ehlers-Danlos Patients Gather Resources and Manage Care | mHealth Intelligence | 7/3/2019

… creates an online database for care coordination and research, enabling those around the world to access resources they might otherwise struggle to find. It’s not unlike the digital health platforms championed by Apple through ResearchKit and the Android-based ResearchStack platform . Backpack Health has done this before. Last year the company teamed up with the Marfan Foundation to open its digital health platform to those living with Marfan Syndrome and …

VALUE Study Results Show Custom Mobile App Lets Patients Accurately Report Response to Treatment | PR Newswire | 6/13/2019

… impact of disease and response to medication in individual patients with SLE.” Pfizer Inc., the Lupus Research Alliance, AMPEL BioSolutions and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. jointly developed the new mobile app, using the Apple ResearchKit platform and building on well-accepted research tools that have been validated in lupus. LRA hopes to utilize the electronic app in future drug trials to effectively report patient outcomes in real time. “The burden …

Apple Watch Limited Grant Program for ResearchKit & CareKit launching this fall | 6/8/2019

Announced during its WWDC developer conference this week, Apple plans to launch a new “Apple Watch Limited Grant” program later this year for researchers using its ResearchKit and CareKit platforms. Advertisements Apple Watch Limited Grant Program (Investigator Support Pilot) The new Apple Watch Grant Program is part of an initiative Apple calls its “Investigator Support Pilot” coming this fall in an effort to offer support to researchers. It will launch …

American Heart Association

Apple’s Research app: What does it want your health data for? | ZDNet | 11/18/2019

… ZDNet special report) Download the report as a PDF (TechRepublic) The second study, alongside Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the American Heart Association, will track how a person’s activity – such as the level of regular … Apple has targeted the research community. In 2015, it launched ResearchKit, a software framework that allows scientists and medical researchers to build apps that use HealthKit to gather health data from iPhone users. CareKit followed …

Apple launches virtual health studies aiming to enroll hundreds of thousands of customers | STAT | 11/14/2019

… Apple, the sole sponsor of all three studies, will partner on them with the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, as well as leading academic medical institutions including the Harvard T.H. Chan … studies on the Research app is an extension of the ResearchKit initiative, launched in 2014, to allow academic and industry researchers to use Apple’s code as a template to build their own apps to recruit …

Medical Research

Apple launches virtual health studies aiming to enroll hundreds of thousands of customers | STAT | 11/14/2019

… high heart rate. The studies, plans for which were first announced in September, represent an emerging, and ambitious, approach to medical research. Unlike traditional models that recruit study enrollees with the help of flyers and … studies on the Research app is an extension of the ResearchKit initiative, launched in 2014, to allow academic and industry researchers to use Apple’s code as a template to build their own apps to recruit …

Disruptors or Interrupters? How Google, Amazon and Apple Are Faring in Their Healthcare Initiatives | 11/6/2019

Medical Research Studies Apple has been supporting the medical research community, starting with its ResearchKit and CareKit, which “expanded the pace and scale of such studies.” Apple recently used ResearchKit to create the Apple Heart Study, which was the largest study of its kind and illustrated the impact virtual, large-scale studies can have on medical research by examining atrial fibrillation. One intent was to validate the irregular rhythm notification …

Health Tech

Apple launches virtual health studies aiming to enroll hundreds of thousands of customers | STAT | 11/14/2019

… a different way: via the Research app, newly available for download in Apple’s app store. advertisement Sign up for STAT Health Tech Your weekly guide to how tech is transforming health care and life sciences … studies on the Research app is an extension of the ResearchKit initiative, launched in 2014, to allow academic and industry researchers to use Apple’s code as a template to build their own apps to recruit …

Digital Medicine: Digital Health, Plus Evidence, Plus Humility | Forbes | 5/19/2019

… do we keep the positive energy [associated with digital] from leading to harm?” He especially emphasized the need for aspiring health tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to familiarize themselves with “the culture of … first study received, when it was promoted by Apple when ResearchKit was unveiled, but then they recognized it was a prominent feature of subsequent studies as well. “Participating in these research studies is a daily …

Telehealth

Google’s partnership alarms patients, privacy advocates, HHS - POLITICO | 11/13/2019

… that respects privacy and security needs. Apple requires a consent form and an investigational review board for research using its ResearchKit; Google has not yet done the same with its ResearchStack for Android phones, Wilbanks … Parenthood’s acting president and CEO. The group already has a telehealth app. FDA still allowing secret reports on medical device adverse events, the Minnesota Star-Tribune reports . Health Affairs bloggers call for a Health Information …

mHealth Helps Ehlers-Danlos Patients Gather Resources and Manage Care | mHealth Intelligence | 7/3/2019

… Those living with Ehlers-Danlos, a collection of connective tissue disorders affecting one in 5,000 people globally, are now using telehealth and mHealth tools to improve what is often a complex care management routine. Source … not unlike the digital health platforms championed by Apple through ResearchKit and the Android-based ResearchStack platform . Backpack Health has done this before. Last year the company teamed up with the Marfan Foundation to open …

ACA

Mobile game study links wayfinding skill to Alzheimer’s gene | MobiHealthNews | 4/25/2019

… game could be a key to early Alzheimer’s detection, according to a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . In the study a users’ gaming performance results were able to predict … finding skill—or ability to solve spatial problems—in the ResearchKit-connected smartphone game, dubbed Sea Hero Quest . Using a regression model for how a subject performed on wayfinding distance in the game, researchers were …

New ResearchKit App from The Scripps Research Institute Looks at How Genetic Risk Influences Heart Health Decisions | PR Newswire | 10/25/2017

New ResearchKit App from The Scripps Research Institute Looks at How Genetic Risk Influences Heart Health Decisions News provided by 12:12 ET Share this article LA JOLLA, Calif. , Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Scientists at … including two Nobel laureates and 20 members of the National Academies of Science, Engineering or Medicine—work toward their next discoveries. The institute’s graduate program, which awards PhD degrees in biology and chemistry, ranks among …

Individualized Medicine

I paid $300 for DNA-based fitness advice and all I got was junk science - The Verge | 11/20/2017

… if they can afford the tests — could be helpful for further studies. These are promises we’ve heard before with Apple’s ResearchKit. In their case, recruitment really was bolstered — one of their apps already enrolled more … according to Matthew Ferber , who runs the clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. “There are a lot of great books that talk about genetics, but if you don’t have a way to make it real for …

New ResearchKit App from The Scripps Research Institute Looks at How Genetic Risk Influences Heart Health Decisions | PR Newswire | 10/25/2017

New ResearchKit App from The Scripps Research Institute Looks at How Genetic Risk Influences Heart Health Decisions News provided by 12:12 ET Share this article LA JOLLA, Calif. , Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Scientists at … Science Institute (STSI) of The Scripps Research Institute focuses on individualized medicine, using the tools of digital medicine and genomics to better understand each person and render more effective healthcare. In 2016, STSI was awarded …

Apple Health

Healthcare’s naughty and nice list for 2019 | Modern Healthcare | 12/14/2019

Apple seems to be the only tech giant entering healthcare without enduring a privacy backlash. Apple’s Health Records, ResearchKit and other offerings all require patient consent. The Trump administration won nice points by pledging to end the HIV epidemic over the next 10 years. But (and you know there’s a but, right?) it also earned some naughty points by proposing safety-net budget cuts and changes to the Affordable Care …

Apple teams with Color to offer free DNA tests to employees | CNBC | 12/13/2019

… in the genomic testing lab at Color Genomics in Burlingame, Calif., March 19, 2018. Jason Henry The New York Times Apple employees in Silicon Valley can now get free genetic screenings for diseases from their … into genetics through a move to bring genetic data into ResearchKit, its software that makes it easier for academic researchers to use the iPhone for medical studies. AC Wellness, which got its start in early …

Fitbit

Google’s partnership alarms patients, privacy advocates, HHS - POLITICO | 11/13/2019

… ResearchKit; Google has not yet done the same with its ResearchStack for Android phones, Wilbanks said. The researchers, at a briefing in Washington, said their recommendations might also guide the ethical use of EHR data that CMS and ONC interoperability rules will soon free from HIPAA-protected spaces. “We’re going to see more massively integrated datasets that include not only mobile health from Fitbit, but also direct-to-consumer genetics …

Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends report spotlights health care digitization | ZDNet | 6/12/2019

… access to troves of new digital data and doctors are offering more data-driven, personalized forms of care. Health wearables: Fitbit’s second act: Can the original fitness band maker stage a comeback with healthcare? Microsoft … these companies are capitalizing on that trust. For instance, Apple’s ResearchKit helps medical researchers collect data for clinical studies, while Google’s DeepMind is using AI to unlock insights for practitioners. Last year, Amazon bought the …

Crossover Health

Apple explored buying a medical-clinic start-up as part of a bigger push into health care - CNBC | 10/17/2017

… 2017 01:39 Apple has considered an expansion into health care clinics, and had talks to buy a start-up called Crossover Health , which works with big employers to build and run on-site medical clinics … to make it easier to recruit patients for clinical studies (ResearchKit) and share health information with third-party developers with consent (HealthKit). WATCH: Super cycle will surprise Apple naysayers show chapters This super cycle will …

Apple clinics for your health? It almost just happened | Phys Org | 10/17/2017

… a quick health check-up? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. The iPhone-maker almost bought medical clinic startup Crossover Health in a move that would have potentially fast-tracked the idea of Apple … body sensors. CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly extolled HealthKit and ResearchKit, Apple software designed to share health findings. Last spring, reports surfaced that Apple’s health team was working on a non-invasive way to monitor …

Crossover Health

Apple explored buying a medical-clinic start-up as part of a bigger push into health care - CNBC | 10/17/2017

… 2017 01:39 Apple has considered an expansion into health care clinics, and had talks to buy a start-up called Crossover Health , which works with big employers to build and run on-site medical clinics … to make it easier to recruit patients for clinical studies (ResearchKit) and share health information with third-party developers with consent (HealthKit). WATCH: Super cycle will surprise Apple naysayers show chapters This super cycle will …

Apple clinics for your health? It almost just happened | Phys Org | 10/17/2017

… a quick health check-up? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. The iPhone-maker almost bought medical clinic startup Crossover Health in a move that would have potentially fast-tracked the idea of Apple … body sensors. CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly extolled HealthKit and ResearchKit, Apple software designed to share health findings. Last spring, reports surfaced that Apple’s health team was working on a non-invasive way to monitor …

Tim Cook

Apple’s Research app: What does it want your health data for? | ZDNet | 11/18/2019

… download “later this fall”. It’s not the first time that Apple has targeted the research community. In 2015, it launched ResearchKit, a software framework that allows scientists and medical researchers to build apps that use … by offering a more accurate step counter. Nonetheless, Apple CEO Tim Cook said earlier this year that he expected that the company’s “biggest contribution to mankind… will be about health”. Moar says the move fits …

Big Tech: Is Apple’s Healthcare Confidence Justifiable? | 11/13/2019

Facebook A few months ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook made an amazing claim . During his September appearance on CNBC’s Mad Money, he suggested that while Apple’s hardly going to stop doing other things, healthcare may … for several years. Back in 2014, it launched CareKit and ResearchKit, which made it easier for providers to pull together patient-generated data. There’s also the very visible Apple Watch, which at 22.5 million units …