Asthma Health study powered by ResearchKit expands to UK, Ireland

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. 

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First ResearchKit apps see thousands of signups

First ResearchKit apps see thousands of signups

During Monday's Apple event, the company announced ResearchKit, an open-source framework for developers to use in creating medical research apps. Tuesday morning, Stanford University researchers found out that over 11,000 people had signed up for a cardiovascular study that is one of the first public uses of the tool.

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