7 Ways Apple’s New Software Could Change Medical Research For The Better – Huffington Post

How can Apple’s new software help us in caring for patients

Why ResearchKit Is the Most Exciting Thing Apple Announced YesterdayResearchKit, the open-source iPhone software gives developers a platform for apps that collect health data and create programs that help users improve their health

For many of us who have smartphones, tracking things like our steps, meals, sleep, medication, weight and menstruation has become second nature. And for researchers who rely on data like this to study everything from chronic disease to healthful lifestyles, all of that information has been going to waste for years, locked away in the proprietary data clouds of telecommunication companies.

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