Why ResearchKit Is the Most Exciting Thing Apple Announced Yesterday

Apple announced several things yesterday, but ResearchKit, the company’s new medical research and health platform, is clearly the technology with the most potential to actually improve people’s lives. Services like it are already at work around the globe, helping doctors and patients manage symptoms and improve health. Here’s why it’s important, and how it could actually change health care for the better.

In a press conference dominated by new consumer gadgets like the Apple Watch and the new MacBook, Apple’s ResearchKit stuck out like a sore thumb. The platform aims to give anyone with an iOS device the opportunity to participate in medical research, join programs that can help them track their symptoms, or share information with their doctors. Like any new technology, it’ll take some time to ramp up, but the eventual uses—and some already in development—have the potential to really help people.

Reports lifehacker   ~   and I agree, and am very proud of Apple making ResearchKit Open Source for the beginning!  Michael

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