THE PROMISE OF APPLE’S RESEARCHKIT
Mobile technology is not only helping diagnose diseases but also helping us to better understand them. In March, Apple announced ResearchKit—an open-source software development tool that medical professionals can use to create new research and diagnostic apps for the iPhone.
Before introducing ResearchKit, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that researchers at hospitals and medical centers kept telling Apple that the iPhone could be a useful tool for their research. In response, Apple developed ResearchKit and released it as a free platform designed to assist in medical research.
“There is a brilliant and motivated research community out there, and we can't wait to see what they do with it,” Cook said.