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Apple to Expand Research and Development Facilities in China

Tuesday March 12, 2024 4:53 am PDT by
Apple is planning to expand its applied research and development labs in China, the company today announced. In a statement shared with the South China Morning Post, Apple said that it plans to expand its research center in Shanghai "to support all of its product lines," as well as open a new lab in Shenzhen later in 2024 that will work on testing and research of major products including the ...
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Apple Hearing Study Suggests An Estimated 1 in 3 Americans Are Regularly Exposed to Excessive Noise

Thursday April 27, 2023 3:07 pm PDT by
An estimated 1 in 3 Americans are exposed to harmful levels of noise on a regular basis, based on data gathered as part of the Apple Hearing Study. In recognition of International Noise Awareness Day, University of Michigan researchers working on the hearing study in partnership with Apple shared a blog post noise exposure. Extrapolating data collected from 130,000 Apple Hearing Study...
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Apple Highlights Women's Health Study Data to Help 'Destigmatize Menstruation'

Tuesday March 9, 2021 5:25 am PST by
In 2019, Apple partnered with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to launch a Women's Health Study through its Research app on the iPhone and Apple Watch. Apple today highlighted preliminary data from the study, offering insights on women and their menstrual symptoms. Among the first 10,000 participants to enroll in...
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'Apple Hearing Study' Insights Shared Ahead of World Hearing Day

Tuesday March 2, 2021 7:34 am PST by
Apple today shared key insights from its Apple Hearing Study to encourage others to better understand and manage their hearing health. The data comes from thousands of participants across the United States. For example, Apple said 25 percent of participants experience a daily average environmental sound exposure like traffic, machinery, or public transportation that is higher than the WHO's...

Biogen Launches Study to Find Out if Apple Watch and iPhone Can Detect Declining Cognitive Health

Monday January 11, 2021 8:25 am PST by
Biotechnology company Biogen today announced the launch of a new Apple Watch study in partnership with Apple that is aimed at investigating the role the iPhone and Apple Watch might play in monitoring cognitive performance and screening for decline in cognitive health. The multi-year study will launch later this year and will enroll both young and aging adults with a range of cognitive...
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Apple Hearing Study Bug Results in Accidental Historical Data Collection From Participants

Monday December 28, 2020 11:05 am PST by
Apple device owners who participated in the Apple Hearing Study that Apple is conducting with the University of Michigan School of Public Health are today receiving emails letting them know about a bug that resulted in excess data collection. Those who enrolled in the study consented to allow Apple and researchers to collect headphone sound level, environmental sound level, heart rate, and...
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Apple Updates Research App With COVID-19 Survey, Hearing Study Noise Test

Tuesday June 2, 2020 10:17 am PDT by
Apple today updated its Apple Research app to introduce updates for its Apple Hearing Study and its Apple Heart & Movement Study. There's a new "Speech in Noise" test that's available in the Apple Hearing Study, with the test designed to help researchers understand participants' hearing ability under various circumstances, including when background noise is present. For the Apple Heart &...
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Apple's Research App Gains AirPods Pro Support for Hearing Study

Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:55 am PST by
Apple today updated its Research app for the iPhone and the iPad to add AirPods Pro support for an ongoing hearing study. According to Apple's release notes, the app now supports ‌AirPods Pro‌ and includes an improved VoiceOver experience for those participating in the hearing study plus battery life improvements on Apple Watch.This update includes new features, improvements and bug fixes...
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Apple's Research App Launches With Heart, Women's Health, and Hearing Studies in United States

Thursday November 14, 2019 4:52 am PST by
Apple today announced it has released its Research app with three studies related to heart and movement, women's health, and hearing. The app is designed to make it easier for iPhone users to contribute to medical research. iPhone users in the United States can download the free Research app from the App Store and enroll in the multi-year studies starting today. After enrolling in a study,...
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Apple Launching 'Research' App Later This Year With New Heart, Hearing, and Women's Health Studies

Tuesday September 10, 2019 11:35 am PDT by
Apple today announced three new medical studies in partnership with leading academic and research institutions. 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...