ResearchKit Is A Game Changer, Just Not The Way You Think

ResearchKit Is A Game Changer, Just Not The Way You Think

As you no doubt have read by now, Apple announced Monday an open-source medical platform named ResearchKit. The platform, which runs natively on an iOS device, provides medical and scientific institutions the ability to conduct real-world investigations using anyone who wishes to opt-in to the studies. At launch, there were apps from Mount Sinai (for Asthma), University of Rochester (for Parkinson’s Disease), Massachusetts General Hospital (for diabetes), the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Penn Medicine, and Sage Bionetworks (for breast cancer), and Stanford Medicine and the…

Sorry Nerds, The Wearables Market is a Bonafide Mess

Sorry Nerds, The Wearables Market is a Bonafide Mess

So I’ve spent a fair amount of time testing a number of wearables over the past few weeks. Some of this I’ve done for my own edification, some for my own self-improvement, and all of them because I wanted to better understand the market prior to the launch of the Apple Watch. After over a year of using the likes of Google Glass, Microsoft’s Band, the FitBit Surge, and the Fitbit One, I can safely say that the wearables ecosystem is a fragmented and unreliable quagmire of devices. I don’t…

HypeCheck(In): Week 3 – Betrayed by technology

HypeCheck(In): Week 3 – Betrayed by technology

So here’s the thing about wearables. you really have no way of knowing if they’re accurate or not. The only way to really know is to compare them, which let’s face it, how many people out there are going to do that? I decided to go 2 weeks between reports, only because most of the technology experimentation needs time to breathe, and really, how often do you want to read about my diet. While I’ve been exercising regularly (as indicated by the drop in fat %) I didn’t lose the…

About that Apple HealthKit hospital rollout….

About that Apple HealthKit hospital rollout….

Reuters has an exclusive report this morning about hospitals rolling out pilot programs using Apple’s HealthKit. If you work in this business no doubt link to it have flown through your Twitter feed all morning. If you read the MacRumors version of the article, it’s obviously all-Apple, but there’s a bunch of interesting things that are being overlooked in the Reuters report. We shouldn’t be surprised by this. When Apple rolled out the HealthKit announcement, they indicated they were working with many of the EMR providers to begin integrating data collection….