ResearchKit for iPhone Improves Medical Research

Aside from the Apple Watch, ResearchKit may be the most exciting project to have come out of Apple’s recent keynote. The new open-source, iOS software framework is Apple’s answer to the lack of robust, well-rounded sample sizes in medical research. Users will be able to login to the app and take part in tests set up by scientists (like saying “Aaahh” into the microphone or tapping the screen) that will contribute to medical studies while also helping participants learn about themselves. Any information shared with ResearchKit will not be passed along to Apple.