FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. the logo can be seen hanging from the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo
(Reuters) – Apple Inc. on Thursday launched an app that enables the users of the devices will have to enroll in the three surveys, allowing them to share health-related data in medical research.
The experiments were carried out in co-operation with research institutions, including Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and the NIH-National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
People who downloaded the survey app that would be able to enroll in the trials, including the company’s Women’s Health Study, an Apple, Heart and Circulation Studies, and the Apple, Hearing, Investigation, the company said in a study.
After the registration of the participants of the Apple Watch and the iPhone, you can make a contribution with useful information regarding movement, heart rate and sound level produced during the day to day activities, taking a walk, attending a concert.
Users can also control the type of information they want to share them with their studies.
The move comes at a time when major technology companies to penetrate deeper into the collection of data on the health of its users.
Alphabet, Inc. Google, tapped in the fitness-tracker market, earlier this month, with a $2.1 billion bid for Fitbit, Inc., and said that it was an opportunity to introduce their own wearable devices, and increased investments in digital health.
Reporting Akanksha Rana, Bengaluru