Asthma Health study powered by ResearchKit expands to UK, Ireland

One of the first apps powered by Apple's ResearchKit was Asthma Health, providing a way for asthma sufferers to track their symptom patterns and triggers. The results of the study, which is run by Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine, will be used to develop better and more customized treatments for the respiratory ailment. Now the study has expanded outside of the United States, with the app available for download and use in Ireland and the UK. 

Along with the expansion of the study, version 1.1 of the app (released last week) also adds a way to visualize nearby air quality and local pollutants with BreezoMeter, schedule additional medication reminders, a method of entering more personalized responses into the survey, and a way to include heart rate tracking.

As with all ResearchKit studies, there is no cost to join the study, but participants must read and agree to a consent document.