'Feverprints' is a new app that is designed to help doctors learn more about fevers. By leveraging the power of Apple's Health Research Kit, the app is able to crowdsource information from children and adults across the US.
Feverprints was created by researchers from the Boston Children’s Hospital's Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator. The app provides a platform where adults and children can input information about their body temperature, lifestyle and overall health. From this crowdsourced information, researchers are hoping to better understand what constitutes a normal body temperature and what constitutes febrile temperatures. In turn, this information could help doctors diagnose and treat patients more quickly.
The new app demonstrates how Apple's Health Research Kit can be used by healthcare providers to collect patient data and ultimately improve medical services.