What you need to know
- Apple's Research app is available in iOS 13.2 beta.
- The app will allow users to enroll in three important studies.
- Apple has previously introduced ResearchKit and CareKit.
Along with Apple's Deep Fusion technology, a new Research app has arrived in the first beta for iOS 13.2. Announced at WWDC, the Research app could have big implications in the health sector.
The Research app sees Apple partner with leading academic and research institutions in an effort to democratize how medical research is conducted, according to Apple. If you decide to participate, the information you provide could lead to medical breakthroughs.
Here are the new studies found in the Research app:
The goal with these studies is to gather more information that Apple says could create the next generation of innovative health products.
In a privacy statement about the Research app, Apple said the studies will give users control over what information is shared if they choose to enroll. Any information that is collected or accessed will be stored in encrypted form and protected with a passcode on your iOS device.
It looks like the Apple Research app is almost ready to go. pic.twitter.com/dyYHQCVLJ0It looks like the Apple Research app is almost ready to go. pic.twitter.com/dyYHQCVLJ0— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) October 2, 2019October 2, 2019
The Research app comes in addition to ResearchKit and CareKit, the former of which was used to create the Apple Heart Study, the largest study of its kind. The study examined atrial fibrillation "to provide validation for the irregular rhythm notification feature on Apple Watch."
Research app should arrive when iOS 13.2 is released.
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