Apple ResearchKit

By Tom Sullivan October 30, 2017
The Scripps Research Institute on Wednesday announced a new smartphone app that can calculate a user’s risk of heart disease. Hospitals will want to keep an eye on the research study that Scripps conducts about the effectiveness of giving patients predictions concerning adverse health events and what impact that could have on influencing healthy behaviors and lifestyle changes. Scripps MyGeneRank...
By Heather Mack July 11, 2017
With all the recent technological approaches to clinical trials as of late, it’s clear that the notoriously long, expensive and often inefficient traditional process could use an update. From AI-powered matching platforms to increasingly sophisticated software to streamline data collection during trials, the space is getting busier. Palo Alto-based monARC Bionetworks is one of the latest to make...
By Heather Mack June 14, 2017
For families with a child who has complex medical needs, keeping on top of all the information associated with their care and day-to-day functioning can be tough. Seeing that pain point, Boston Children’s Hospital and Duke Health System came together to develop an Apple CareKit-based iOS app called Caremap, designed to help families securely track their children’s health and share that data with...
By Heather Mack March 13, 2017
A new study demonstrates that conducting some studies entirely via smartphones is feasible, fruitful and scalable: it stands up to scientific rigor, allows for large-scale participant enrollment,and captures unique environmental data not available through traditional methods, as researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have learned. In a new article published today in the...
By Jonah Comstock November 17, 2016
Dr. Dennis Ausiello, director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH) at Massachusetts General Hospital, says the smartphone is “the greatest medical device ever made”. As part of a talk at the Xconomy Forum in Boston today, Ausiello spoke about some lessons learned from GlucoSuccess, the Apple ResearchKit project launched by CATCH. “The thing that we learned was...
By Heather Mack September 27, 2016
Palo Alto-based healthcare app and analytics platform Medable announced the launch of Axon, a SmartStudy system that enables researchers to create and deploy ResearchKit app for clinical trials or research studies on their own, without having to work with a developer. The company formally introduced the offering at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara.  “Once ReasearchKit came out, we immediately saw a huge...
By Heather Mack September 23, 2016
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have launched a clinical study using Apple’s ResearchKit to monitor the daily activity of people with peripheral artery disease (PAD). The app, VascTrac, will be using data from the participant’s iPhone to measure how far and long they can walk, which is a key indicator of the level of pain they are experiencing from the circulatory condition...
By Jonah Comstock July 18, 2016
GlaxoSmithKline has launched the ResearchKit app that it told Buzzfeed it was working on more than a year ago, making it the first pharma company to get a ResearchKit study off the ground. The study is called PARADE, which the company says stands for Patient Rheumatoid Arthritis Data in the Real World. "We are the first in our industry to use Apple’s ResearchKit as part of our research, this time...
By Heather Mack June 29, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) in New York announced yesterday the launch of MountSinaiNY, a new patient-facing app that the health system says will serve as an umbrella app for current and future patient-facing apps their team launches. Mount Sinai partnered with San Jose, CA-based LifeMap Solutions, a subsidiary of BioTime, to develop the app. “This app serves anyone, anywhere,” Kumar Chatani...
By Jonah Comstock March 29, 2016
Boston Children's Hospital has launched its second Apple ResearchKit study, Feverprints. Rather than a focus on a particular disease, Feverprints aims to study fevers in general and challenge centuries-old assumptions about what's normal. "For hundreds of years temperature has been associated with human disease, but we really don’t know that much about it," Jared Hawkins, director of informatics...