Apple continues to move deeper into healthcare – particularly in the field of medical research. The tech giant has announced three health studies its U.S. customers can now enroll in through a new research app.
The studies include the Apple Women’s Health Study, the Apple Heart and Movement Study, and the Apple Hearing Study. Conducted in partnership with leading academic and research institutions, these multi-year longitudinal studies are available in the new Research app, which can be downloaded today from the App Store.
The Cupertino, CA-based company said now participants can potentially groundbreaking medical discoveries with iPhone and Apple Watch, and help create the next generation of health products.
In a release, Jeff Williams, Apple’s COO said, “Today marks an important moment as we embark on research initiatives that may offer incredible learnings in areas long sought after by the medical community. Participants in the Research app have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact that could lead to new discoveries and help millions lead healthier lives.”
The Apple Women’s Health Study aims to advance the understanding of menstrual cycles and their relationship to various health conditions, including polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, osteoporosis and menopausal transition. The study will use iPhone and Apple Watch to collect study-specific data like cycle tracking information and use monthly surveys to understand each participant’s unique menstrual experience…