ResearchKit

By Jonah Comstock 04:00 am December 3, 2015
LifeMap Solutions, the San Jose-California startup behind the ResearchKit app Asthma Health, has launched its second app, COPD Navigator, for free in the app store. At the same time, the company has launched a branded, enterprise version of  COPD Navigator, called iBreathe, with chronic care management company SuperCare Health. Both versions of the app will provide local weather and air quality...
By Jonah Comstock 10:57 am November 24, 2015
Deborah Estrin ResearchKit is finally coming to Android. Or at least, ResearchStack, a comparable and compatible research framework for Android devices is coming to Android. The project is being developed by Open mHealth and Cornell Tech, led by Deborah Estrin and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Android development shop touchlab is doing the design and implementation along with...
By Jonah Comstock 11:27 am November 9, 2015
Duke Medicine is one of the organizations that recently launched a ResearchKit app in the second wave of iPhone-enabled clinical trials. At the HIMSS Connected Health Conference, Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, Director of Mobile Technology Strategy and Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Duke University, gave some advice to other organizations that might be considering a ResearchKit...
By Aditi Pai 08:08 am November 5, 2015
Yale School of Medicine has launched a second ResearchKit study, and the new one aims to decrease the chance of pregnancy loss resulting from an undersized placenta. According to Yale, fetal death affects 30,000 women in the US annually. The study is following up on earlier research done by lead research and director of the reproductive and placental research unit Dr. Harvey J. Kliman, which ...
By Aditi Pai 11:15 am October 16, 2015
It's been seven months since ResearchKit first launched and researchers from a number of research institutions have launched new studies on the platform -- at least 9 news apps have launched since the first five apps were announced. While Apple and its initial collaborators made the right move and made the framework open source, none of the studies so far have been made accessible to Android...
By Aditi Pai 11:59 am October 1, 2015
Yale has launched a study for people who have or may develop cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle, on ResearchKit, Apple's open source platform that helps researchers build medical apps and recruit patients for clinical trials. The iPhone-based study, called the Yale Cardiomyopathy Index, was developed by Yale School of Medicine researchers E. Kevin Hall and Dr. Michele Spencer-Manzon....
By Aditi Pai 12:42 pm September 29, 2015
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions have updated the asthma app, called Asthma Health, that they created for ResearchKit, Apple's open source platform that helps researchers build medical apps and recruit patients for clinical trials. With the new feature, called Doctor Dashboard, LifeMap will push the app beyond the realm of research and into clinical use. Asthma...
By Jonah Comstock 10:05 am September 3, 2015
Johns Hopkins University is preparing to launch the first Apple ResearchKit study to incorporate the Apple Watch as a data collection device, according to a report from Apple Insider. Johns Hopkins declined to comment at this time. The study will be designed to help Johns Hopkins researchers learn more about epilepsy, according to the report. Johns Hopkins will work with Thread Research, who also...
By Aditi Pai 11:10 am August 6, 2015
Stanford has expanded its ResearchKit-based heart health trial, run from the MyHeart Counts iPhone app, to Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. MyHeart Counts was one of the first five apps to launch when Apple announced ResearchKit, an open source platform helps researchers build medical apps and more easily recruit patients for clinical trials. “The idea is to move into one country at a time until...
By Jonah Comstock 10:22 am July 13, 2015
When Apple first announced ResearchKit, it was met with a fair amount of skepticism about whether the data collected via smartphones would be robust enough to be useful. But just a few scant months after that announcement, it seems many in healthcare are at least paying attention to the possibilities of smartphone-based data collection in general and ResearchKit in particular. Last week the...