Scientists and physicians can’t learn about health conditions if they don’t know about them. Cures for diseases can take years and years, if there even is a cure to be found. So where do those working on these things get information? How can they experiment, develop medications, or search for causes without data?
If you’ve never participated in a health study before, but are thinking it might be time, Apple makes it easy for you. For women’s health, hearing health, and heart health, the Apple Research app is at your fingertips. You decide which study to take part in and what data you want to share. So if you’re ready to help further research in these areas, here’s how to contribute to health research.
Apple could redefine how we track health on our watches by building an advanced electrocardiogram (EKG) sensor into future versions of Apple Watch, potentially bringing clinical-grade tech to the wrist that would help monitor users' heart rates for irregularities.
Following the announcement earlier this year, Apple on Thursday released the new Heart Study app on App Store. This joint medical research study between Apple and Stanford Medicine aims to detect irregular heart rhythms in participants, said to the company.
Apple touted a few changes to heart rate tracking for Apple Watch during their September event. Some had expected these features to come solely to the new Apple Watch Series 3, but they actually come to everyone, courtesy of watchOS 4.