Apple announces ResearchKit to help medical researchers collect data

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At Apple’s March event today, the company announced ResearchKit, a software framework that allows medical researchers to get data directly from iPhone users. The company said that users can sign up to participate in medical research and use their iPhones as diagnostic tools. One example the company gave is a study it’s performing for Parkinsons disease that asks the user to perform quick tests on their phone to help diagnose it. Apple is also working with other universities and research institutes to build apps that help users with their health. Privacy was a major concern with ResearchKit, so you decide…

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