By Paula Bostrom on Thu, 09/10/2015
Those with Parkinson’s, diabetes, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and asthma can participate in medical research right from their iPhones through Apple’s ResearchKit to help create more effective treatments for their diseases. Through the use of free apps, participants can help doctors and scientists gather data to research how they can better diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Not all the apps require that a user have the particular disease. When the user grants permission, the apps can access data from the Health app, along with any other information the user includes. Participants are not named in the study and all data gathered will be de-identified.