Apple launches new Research app to get volunteers enroll in three health studies
Today, Apple announced the launch of a new research app to get volunteers for research on hearing, heart disease and women’s health. The tech giant first announced the app during the September event. Dubbed Research, the app is now available for download via the Apple Store.
Users in the United States can sign up and participate to be part of three health studies: Women’s Health, Heart and Movement, and the Hearing Study. Users who meet the criteria will later be asked to stay involved for up to a decade. The three unprecedented medical studies, are going to carried out in partnership with leading academic and research institutions.
With the Apple Research app, users can start making contribution to their health research right away. Users can participate in groundbreaking research studies simply by using your Apple Watch and iPhone. Users can also view available Apple research studies, understand the study goals, see the data that it will collect and learn why it is needed. The Research app comes with many features including: Review available studies, learn about the research partners and the research goals, understand study expectations, and if you are eligible, enroll by providing your consent.
The Research app also explores new areas of medical research and democratizes how medical research is conducted by bringing together academic medical institutions, healthcare organizations and the Apple products customers already make a part of their everyday life. Participants will contribute to potential medical discoveries and help create the next generation of innovative health products.
“With the Apple Heart Study, we found that we could positively impact medical research in ways that help patients today and that make contributions that will benefit future generations,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Today’s announcement carries our commitment to health even further by engaging with participants on a larger scale than ever before.”