ResearchKit is an open-source software framework, developed by Apple, that could revolutionize the way medical research is carried out.
The technology has a wide variety of applications. For example, it can be used to extend research participation beyond the local sphere and help researchers capture significantly more data. It can also be used to create apps such as the Asthma Health app, developed by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine, which helps to better model asthma patients' condition in order to be able to deliver more personalized and precise treatment.
ResearchKit could also help researchers find research participants en masse, which is difficult to achieve using the traditional methods of research participant recruitment.
The technology could eventually help break new ground in the medical research space by leveraging the power of modern mobile computing interfaces.