• Apple Touts New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy, and Melanoma



    On Thursday, Apple issued an announcement that illustrates just how far ResearchKit has come and the benefit it continues to provide across the healthcare space.

    ResearchKit, Apple says, is enabling new research studies on autism, epilepsy and melanoma.

    “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 a news release to the media. “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.”

    In terms of the new ResearchKit studies, first up is the one for autism.

    Apple says that Duke University and Duke Medicine are launching “Autism & Beyond” -- an effort that uses iPhones to detect signs of developmental issues at a much younger age.

    With regard to Epilepsy, there's the new EpiWatch app developed by Johns Hopkins. The study will test if and how the wearable sensors included in Apple Watch "can be used to detect the onset and duration of seizures."

    Lastly, there's Melanoma. Apple says that Oregon Health & Science University is studying whether digital images taken on an iPhone can be used to learn about mole growth and melanoma risks.

    To read the full announcement from today, click here.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Touts New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy, and Melanoma started by Michael Essany View original post
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