Tuesday, 17 March 2015
APPLE'S RESEARCHKIT SHOULD HELP RESEARCHERS COLLECT AND USE DATA
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the debut of its open-source platform for creating mobile medical apps. Apple promises the new framework, dubbed ResearchKit, will simplify and enable clinical trials by allowing participants to sign off on the myriad forms and other paperwork over their iPhones. ResearchKit also takes advantage of the phone's sensors like an accelerometer, barometer, and gyroscope to enable regular data collection.
ResearchKit will be made available to developers in April. It will contain five "acting task modules" from data that can be collected, according to the technical overview.
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