Apple launches its health research app on the iPhone that lets users participate in medical studies

Mail Online | 11/14/2019 | James Pero For Dailymail.com;Reuters
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Apple has rolled out a new health research app that allows iPhone and Apple Watch users to participate in scientific studies.

Users can now be opt in to participate in three studies, including a Women’s Health Study that involves tracking womens' menstrual health, and for users of the Apple Watch only, the Heart and Movement Study, and the Hearing Study.

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Those who wish to participate can do so by downloading Apple's 'Research' app in its App Store.

After enrolling, participants using Apple Watch and iPhone can contribute useful data around movement, heart rate and noise levels, captured during everyday activities, from taking a walk to attending a concert.

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Users can also control the type of data they wish to share with each study.

The move comes at a time when big technology companies are pushing deeper into collecting health-related data of their users.

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