Can Apple’s ResearchKit change the way you collect clinical data?

Applications have the potential to turn patient smart phones into sophisticated data collection tools, and connect patients, researchers, clinicians and their data like never before. Applications allow for expanded participation (users can choose which research studies they want to be a part of, and what data to share). They allow for interactive and informed consent processes (step by step instructions and communication), sharing data across multiple applications (for instance, to track fitness activities by “talking” to a fitness app), for complete protection of patient data and for data collection (scheduling patient surveys and active tasks).

The first five research applications were released on March 9, 2015. They address research goals in different areas from asthma to Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, breast cancer, and cardiovascular disease. They harness technology readily available on smart phones, like the GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, touch screen, and microphone to take and record data on activities such as the length of activity, gait, tapping ability, spatial memory, and phonation.

Can #Apple’s #ResearchKit change the way you collect clinical data?

Now that ResearchKit is available to developers, many academic research institutions, pharmaceutical companies and medtech organizations are asking about it. Research Kit is an open-source framework for developing medical research apps.

Hundreds of millions of smartphones PLUS connectivity to research facilities PLUS data privacy equals a whole brave new world of clinical research data.

From the Apple ResearchKit page

Creating an App is multistep process.

Wireframing your App

Example sign in page

“Backends” for apps that need Databases or want to be Social

Art Assets

Every app needs design elements! Whether you are looking for realistic, photo quality art or generic graphic design, you will likely need to contract a skilled specialist to create this for you.


Web Presence

Tech Support, Bug Reporting and “Push” Notifications

At 32ATPs, we are the bridge between clinicians and graphic artists and application developers. We offer the supporting infrastructure for researchers and clinicians who need to develop apps to connect them with patients or for basic research, say teams collecting crowdsourced data. If you are looking would like to create an app but don’t know how to get started, reach out to us today!

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