Apple recently announces New ResearchKit medical research for Autism, Epilepsy & Melanoma

Recently, Apple have announced that ResearchKit have extended medical research on autism, epilepsy and melanoma.

ResearchKit being an open source framework have allow researchers and developers to create powerful apps for medical research by gathering data frequently and accurately from participant with the use of iPhone apps. New studies are undertaken by researchers from Duke University, Johns Hopkins and Oregon Health & Science University. Thus far, 50 researchers have contributed to ResearchKit.

According to Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations in Apple Press Release

“We’re honored to work with world-class medical institutions and provide them with tools to better understand diseases and ultimately help people lead healthier lives,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “In just six months, ResearchKit apps studying everything from asthma and diabetes to Parkinson’s disease, are already providing insights to scientists around the world and more than 100,000 participants are choosing to contribute their data to advance science and medical research.”

Duke University have launch Autism Research, “Autism & Beyond” App whilst Johns Hopkins to monitor Epilepsy Seizures and track Treatment, the “EpiWatch” app for Apple Watch and Oregon Health & Science University develop “Mole Mapper Melanoma Study” app to let participants to track moles to screen for possible Melanoma, which are all free to download on iTune.

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Images source: iTune and Apple

For more information, visit Apple ResearchKit

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