List of all ResearchKit apps
Here’s a list of all known ResearchKit applications.
When Apple introduced ResearchKit on March 9, 2015, five apps were released in partnership with a handful of labs and universities. Since then, additional apps have been listed by Apple on apple.com/researchkit/, but the official page doesn’t include all the apps that have been released since.
The present document aims at listing all the iOS applications that have been built with ResearchKit, and released on the App Store. They are primarily clinical studies, as originally intended by Apple, but some of them also offer alternative experiences, powered by the same technology.
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mPower (Parkinson’s disease)
Released on March, 2015; Sage Bionetworks
Living with Parkinson disease means coping with symptoms that change daily. Yet these daily changes are not tracked frequently enough. Parkinson mPower is a personal tool and research instrument to track symptoms of Parkinson disease, review trends and share this information with researchers.
Released on March, 2015; Massachusetts General Hospital
GlucoSuccess helps you keep track of health behaviors important for people with type 2 diabetes, such as physical activity, diet, and taking your medicines. Data that you share through the app as part of the research study will create an unprecedented crowd-sourced database of health behaviors and glucose values from people just like you. Studying all this real-world data will help researchers understand how health behaviors influence blood glucose in real life, with a resolution greater than ever before. Additionally, GlucoSuccess provides personalized insights into how your health behaviors relate to finger-stick blood glucose values, to help you manage your type 2 diabetes. By combining a personal app and a research study, GlucoSuccess will help explore how the iPhone can enable new kinds of clinical research.
MyHeart Counts (cardio health)
Released on March, 2015; Stanford University
The MyHeart Counts app is a personalized tool that can help you measure daily activity, fitness, and cardiovascular risk. It can also help you better understand your own heart health and contribute to our understanding of how to keep hearts healthy around the world. Join our research effort and make your heart count today!
The app can help you measure your activity through the sensors in your iPhone or the Apple Watch, or any wearable activity device linked to Apple Health App. If you are able, you can also do a walking fitness assessment. Plus, using your cholesterol results and blood pressure, the MyHeart Counts app will provide a calculation of your risk for future heart attack or stroke, as well as a relative “heart age.” By helping you track your activity levels and giving you feedback, we aim to help people be more informed and empowered in their health. We may also ask you to test different approaches to help you be more active so we can understand how mobile apps in the future can help prevent heart disease.
Asthma Health (asthma)
Released on March, 2015; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
This app is a personalized tool that helps you to gain greater insight into your asthma, adhere to treatment plans, avoid triggers, and take charge of your health.
The app provides personalized reminders to take your prescribed medications, helps you track your condition 24x7, allows you to review trends, and gives you feedback on your progress. We aim to help patients experience less asthma-related distress with better symptoms control, improved quality of life, and fewer unexpected medical visits.
Share the Journey (breast cancer)
Released on March, 2015; Sage Bionetworks
Share the Journey will use questionnaires and collect phone sensor data to track five common symptoms of breast cancer treatment that can persist even after active treatment ends: fatigue, mood and cognitive changes, sleep disturbances, and changes in exercise. The app will allow you to track these symptoms and others of your choosing, review trends, and provide your insights to researchers and the breast cancer community about how your symptoms might change day to day.
This study is unique in that it allows participants to step up as equal partners in both the surveillance and management of their symptoms as well as in the research process. We are recruiting women between the ages of 18 and 80 to participate in the study - women without a history of cancer will play an important role in the study as well.
PRIDE Study (LGBTQ)
Released on June, 2015; University of California, San Francisco
The PRIDE Study app allows members of the LGBTQ community to inform and influence what aspects of our health will be studied in the upcoming PRIDE Study.
Back on Track (anterior cruciate ligament)
Released on July, 2015; University Medical Center Freiburg
We want to find out how the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament tears differs internationally and what treatment represents the best alternative for different patient groups.
Released on July, 2015; uBiome
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Biogram 2 (biometric)
Released on October, 2015; Medable
Bigram is part of an exciting new program to use the iPhone to study photo-sharing behavior and biometric measures, such as heart rate. (Biometric = biological data or in this case, data from your body). We would like to learn how social media and sharing biometrics might relate. We are studying how sharing heart rate enhances or changes the experience of photo sharing and social community. Even though we ask to share health data, including daily activity, this is not a study about physical fitness or wellbeing.
C Tracker (hepatitis C)
Released on October, 2015; Boston Children’s Hospital
If you are a patient with hepatitis C, join us today by downloading C Tracker. Answer a few basic questions on a regular basis, learn new and interesting hepatitis C facts and get a good look at your recent activity level.
Over 3 million Americans suffer from the negative effects of hepatitis C. And while highly effective new medications are available, we still know very little about the impact the virus and current medications have on people’s lives. To remedy this, we at Boston Children’s Hospital have created a new ResearchKit study for patients with hepatitis C.
Yale Cardiomyopathy Index (cardiomyopathy)
Released on October, 2015; Yale University School of Medicine
The Yale Cardiomyopathy Index is an exciting iPhone-based clinical study for people in the United States aged 2 to 80 years who have a cardiomyopathy or are at increased risk for developing one. This study is one of the first to be designed with the assistance of Apple’s ResearchKit software.
With the Yale Cardiomyopathy Index app, eligible individuals contribute self-assessments of their Quality of Life across multiple domains and perform 6-minute walks to assess peak distance covered and heart rate trends. Educational resources to assist in understanding these conditions are available within the application.
Hand in Hand (HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders)
Released on October, 2015; Digital Artefacts
Hand in Hand is powered by Apple’s ResearchKit, allowing you to participate in a medical research study focused on HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND). HAND can occur when HIV enters the nervous system and adversely affects the health of the nerve cells. The BrainBaseline cognitive testing platform has teamed up with the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the hopes that this app will further our research into HAND, but also help you gain insights in how your activities and behaviors may affect your neurocognitive health.
Released on October, 2015; Johns Hopkins University
EpiWatch is an Apple Watch app and research study for adults with epilepsy. By downloading the app, EpiWatch allows adults with epilepsy to track their symptoms, seizures, medication and potential triggers, and share the data with Johns Hopkins researchers. The data will help influence the creation of a seizure detection app in the future. Participants will be able to view information they enter into the app at any time. A dashboard allows for summary data to be viewed with caregivers and physicians. EpiWatch also enables participants to send a message to a family member or caregiver to let them know when they are tracking a seizure.
Autism & Beyond (autism)
Released on October, 2015; Duke University Health System
Autism & Beyond is a groundbreaking new study of childhood mental health powered by Apple’s ResearchKit. The study aims to test new video technology that can analyze a child’s emotion and behavior. We hope that this technology may one day be used to screen young children in their homes for autism and mental health challenges, such as anxiety or tantrums. We want parents to have tools that will help them understand their children and find help if they need it.
Mole Mapper (melanoma)
Released on October, 2015; Sage Bionetworks, Oregon Health & Science University
Mole Mapper is a personalized tool to help you map, measure, and monitor the moles on your skin. Using a familiar Maps-like interface, you can measure the size of a mole using the camera and a common reference object like a coin.
EPV (placenta growth)
Released on October, 2015; Yale University
EPV is a ResearchKit app that allows patients to follow the growth of their baby’s placenta (the fetal organ that acts like the roots of a tree, bringing nutrients and oxygen from the mother to the developing fetus). By participating in this study pregnant women can help researchers to understand normal and abnormal placental growth. Once the patient is found to be eligible to join the study and signs the consent form, the Estimated Placental Volume (EPV) can be determined whenever the participant undergoes an ultrasound examination during their pregnancy. At the completion of the pregnancy the patient is asked to report on the pregnancy outcome. No personal information is stored or transmitted to the researchers. All information is transmitted in an encrypted manner and stored as anonymous data on a secure server.
肺结节伴侣 (pulmonary nodule)
Released on October, 2015; Shanghai Respiratory Research Institute, uHealth
The pulmonary nodule patients could fill in questionnaires and test the lung function with this app.
StopCOPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Released on November, 2015; COPD Foundation
The StopCOPD app can help you measure your activity through sensors in your iphone or the Apple Watch, or any wearable activity device linked to the Apple Health App. The StopCOPD app provides the ability to attain greater insight into your COPD or respiratory symptoms.
Heart & Brain (atrial fibrillation)
Released on November, 2015; Keio University
The Beats & Stroke is a clinical study that uses iPhone to discover irregular heartbeat and stroke at an early stage and maintain your quality of life. The study has been approved by the Keio University Department of Medicine Ethics Committee.
It is said that atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat, increases the risk of a stroke by about 5 fold. Conversely, it is also said that one fifth of those hospitalized due to strokes are associated with atrial fibrillation. Strokes caused by irregular heartbeats are a serious illness which is often life threatening, so early detection and early prevention is crucial. However an irregular heartbeat is not always accompanied by symptoms.
COPD Navigator (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Released on December, 2015; LifeMap Solutions
This app is a personalized tool that helps you track your COPD symptoms, including cough, mucus, and breathlessness, and how they affect your daily activities. COPD Navigator can help you gain greater insight into your COPD, adhere to treatment plans, prevent exacerbations, and take charge of your health.
DAM2 (multiple sclerosis)
Released on December, 2015; Ad Scientiam
DAM est une application pour la recherche sur la sclérose en plaques. Elle permet de collecter des données grâce à des séries du test éponyme, le tout sous le contrôle de médecins et de chercheurs hospitaliers.
mTECH (energy drink)
Released on December, 2015; University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Our study uses mHealth technology to understand energy drinks usage and related health outcomes. By the end of our study, we hope to describe effects of energy drinks on different health markers, such as blood pressure, heart rate, activity level and sleep.
Concussion Tracker (concussion)
Released on December, 2015; NYU Langone Medical Center
The purpose of this study is to explore whether using a mobile application that you download onto your iPhone as well an Apple Watch, if available, can help you record symptoms as well as physical and cognitive function after the diagnosis of concussion.
The main objective of this exploratory study is to collect information using new technology to obtain patient-completed standardized measures, to record heart rate, and to record physical and cognitive function for six weeks after subjects have been diagnosed with a concussion, as well as to test the feasibility of our approach.
Released on December, 2015; Christian Lobach
Depressed? is an app that asks you the nine questions from the PHQ-9 questionnaire to determine if you are depressed.
Neurons (multiple sclerosis)
Released on January, 2016; Shazino
Neurons is a personalized tool to help you measure, monitor, and better manage the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis using the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC).
America Walks (walking activity)
Released on February, 2016; Applied Informatics, Inc.
America Walks is the first research study to determine walking activity of Americans using mobile phones. The entire study will be conducted virtually by requiring participants to download a mobile phone application (“App”). The App will leverage the mobile phone’s step count sensor technology to automatically determine participants’ daily walking activity.
Released on March, 2016; American Sleep Apnea Association
The SleepHealth app is a personalized tool that can help you measure daily activity and track your sleep patterns, as well as test your alertness to help better understand how different factors may affect your sleep. It can also help you better understand your own sleep and contribute to our understanding of how to help improve sleep issues around the world.
TeamStudy (football player health)
Released on March, 2016; Harvard University, Sage Bionetworks
TeamStudy is the first app dedicated to improving football player health by engaging thousands of former NFL players and the general public alike. The app gathers data in real time on many conditions former athletes face. Collecting information from large numbers of people in this novel way contributes to scientific discoveries that address the diverse health needs of former NFL players and future generations of athletes.
PPD ACT (postpartum depression)
Released on March, 2016; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The goal of this research study is to understand more about the genetic basis of postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. If we do this, we will learn a lot about the reasons why some women get postpartum depression or psychosis and other women do not.
Saker (gait and emotions)
Released on March, 2016; University of St Andrews
Saker is a project to try and detect when a person is scared by analysing their gait, using the sensors available on your smartphone. The study investigates how a person’s gait changes as they walk, and attempts to identify patterns that characterize when an individual is scared or apprehensive.
Feverprints (body temperature)
Released on March, 2016; Boston Children’s Hospital
Fever is one of the most common signs of illness and causes anxiety to many. Surprisingly, doctors still struggle with determining the cause of a fever. In addition, “normal” and “febrile” temperatures vary between individuals. Better understandings of how body temperature varies between individuals and identification of disease fever patterns (“fever prints”) could allow doctors to make faster, more accurate diagnoses. With the data from this study, we hope to improve our ability to determine the cause of fevers.
Mind Share (Alzheimer’s disease)
Released on May, 2016; Digital Artefacts LLC
Mind Share is a research application utilising Apple’s ResearchKit to gather data from iPhone and iPad users in the United States. The study will gather data using clinical surveys and BrainBaseline’s cognitive test suite to look at how behaviour, lifestyle, medical history, and other factors affect cognitive function in people with mild cognitive impairment, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. This research could be important to develop a brief, non-invasive screening instrument for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or mild cognitive impairment in the future.
GSK PARADE (rheumatoid arthritis)
Released on July, 2016; GlaxoSmithKline PLC
We have designed a mobile app-based study, the PARADE App, which integrates with the Health Kit and Research Kit, and will use surveys and iPhone® (Apple Inc.) sensors to collect and track common symptoms of RA: joint pain, fatigue, mood, walk and quality of life. Although this study will not provide diagnosis or treatment, you can view your own study data and learn more about your condition. This App is part of an exciting new program through which we will use patients’ insights and therapeutic goals to improve medicine development. Collecting data from mobile device may in the future also help reduce the burden of patients in clinical studies by reducing the frequency of doctor visits.
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