This post describes the Apple ResearchKit and how app developers and healthcare providers can use it for medical research or clinical trials
Yes, the much-awaited Apple ResearchKit is now live!
Now, how do we use it?
Let’s get back to the main picture!
The Apple ResearchKit is an open source software framework (which means that the code used to write the software is visible by the public and anyone can use it!), which is specially designed for medical and health research using the iPhone’s technically-advanced features, such as its accelerometer, microphone, gyroscope sensors and global positioning system (GPS), which are already built into the iPhone.
The data generated from sensors (which are already built on the iPhone) will send it to the app that is developed via the development platform i.e. the ResearchKit. Using separate (smart) devices (made by other companies), the iPhone can also gather information such as glucose levels and asthma inhaler use.
This is a diagram showing how the Apple ResearchKit works:
Read more here to see how it works!
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