Apple Launching 'Research' App Later This Year With New Heart, Hearing, and Women's Health Studies

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Apple today announced three new medical studies in partnership with leading academic and research institutions.

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The studies will be available through Apple's new Research app, available as a free download in the App Store later this year.

The studies include:

- Apple Women's Health Study: In partnership with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Apple has created the first long-term study of this scale focused on menstrual cycles and gynecological conditions. This study will inform screening and risk assessment of conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, osteoporosis, pregnancy and menopausal transition.

- Apple Heart and Movement Study: Apple is partnering with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the American Heart Association on a comprehensive study of how heart rate and mobility signals — like walking pace and flights of stairs climbed — relate to hospitalizations, falls, heart health and quality of life in order to promote healthy movement and improved cardiovascular health.

- Apple Hearing Study: Alongside the University of Michigan, Apple is examining factors that impact hearing health. The Apple Hearing Health Study is the first of its kind to collect data over time in order to understand how everyday sound exposure can impact hearing. The study data will also be shared with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a contribution toward its Make Listening Safe initiative.

Apple COO Jeff Williams said the announcement "carries our commitment to health even further by engaging with participants on a larger scale than ever before."

Top Rated Comments

PickUrPoison Avatar
16 months ago

I don’t want anyone researching me sorry

That’s fine... fortunately there are others who have a more altruistic and compassionate world view that leads them to want to help others.

You’ll benefit from their generosity and selflessness, even though you’re unwilling to contribute to the research that may one day save your life.

PS Your personal information is not accessible and your data is anonymized. Perhaps in the future you will reconsider your participation.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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