Today Apple announced that ResearchKit, their open source software framework for medical and health research is now available for developers and researchers to design their own apps for medical research.
ResearchKit includes customizable modules address the most common elements found in research studies—participant consent, surveys and active tasks.
– Participant Consent: This module can include elements such as video segments explaining the study and an interactive quiz to confirm the participant’s understanding.
– Surveys: The researcher can customize questions and answers for study participants to complete and immediately share with the researchers.
– Active Tasks: This module enables researchers to gather more targeted data for their study by inviting participants to perform activities that generate data using iPhone’s advanced sensors. These include tasks to measure motor activities, fitness, cognition and voice.
Currently available ResearchKit apps available from the App Store can be found at:
For more information see: