June 25, 2015
The University of California San Francisco has launched a longitudinal study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and other sexual and gender minority (SGM) adults to examine how their sexual orientation affects their health.
The study is called PRIDE and stands for population research in identity and disparities for equality. Researchers will collect data for the study using an...
June 4, 2015
Google has begun to test the first app that will be used in the wider rollout of its Google Baseline study, called the Study Kit app, according to a new report from TechCrunch.
"We are in the early stages of designing the Baseline Study and are exploring ways to make it easy for participants to share their health information and habits with researchers on a routine basis," a Google spokesperson...
April 14, 2015
Apple announced that ResearchKit, its open source platform that helps researchers build medical apps and recruit patients for smartphone-based clinical studies, is now open researchers and developers.
After going live in early March, the first five ResearchKit-enabled apps have recruited over 60,000 participants collectively, Apple said.
One of the first five apps offered, called Share the...
March 25, 2015
A screenshot from Share the Journey.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to public health, has always been a big supporter of mobile health projects. Lately, though, it seems like RWJF's funding is going further than ever in the mobile space. Notably, the organization backed two of Apple's premier ResearchKit apps and just gave $468,000 to Partners HealthCare for...
March 9, 2015
During Apple's most recent event, the company launched a new health offering -- arguably its most clinically-focused yet -- called ResearchKit. The open source platform helps researchers build medical apps and more easily recruit patients for clinical trials and other research projects.
“iOS apps already help millions of customers track and improve their health,"Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice...