What the Fitbit lawsuit means for clinical researchers

Fitbit is facing a class-action lawsuit regarding the accuracy of their heart-rate data, which have been shown to be inaccurate by a margin of up to 20 beats per minute. This news risks sending back t

Big data’s humble beginnings

Clicks. Once upon a time they were the most powerful tool in assessing online ad performance. A humble beginning, but much has changed. The data-driven measurement and predictive analytics technologie

GlaxoSmithKline taps Appleā€™s ResearchKit for an arthritis study

A year and change after first showing off ResearchKit, Apple has finally found a big name drug company partner for its medical research platform. GlaxoSmithKline, the camel-cased conglomerate behind s

Apple starts deploying Carekit for health apps

Apple begins rolling out Carekit, its mobile software framework for health apps, today. Apple announced the open-source software development platform last month with the aim to make it easier for deve

Apple, the social enterprise

Today's Apple press conference had an unusual start. Most of the time, the company starts by releasing a few vanity numbers -- iOS devices sold, apps in the App Store, iOS adoption rate, etc. But toda

Apple launches CareKit to create health apps

Apple announced on Monday the launch of CareKit, a new developer tool that will make it easier to build healthcare apps for iOS devices. The open-source platform will be available in April and should

Apple Expands ResearchKit To Autism, Epilepsy And Melanoma Studies

Apple is expanding its <a target="_blank" href="">ResearchKit</a> program with three new studies and three new partner universities. This time, Apple will help resear

Apple’s Jeff Williams Says Native Watch SDK Will Give Direct Access To Sensors

Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of operations, said that there are over 4,000 apps now available for Apple Watch, a number we've previously heard. Williams also discussed the upcoming nat

Apple Opens ResearchKit To Medical Research App Developers

Apple announced ResearchKit at its special event in March, as an open framework that could be employed by scientists and medical research to gather data for studies. At the time, it showcased some app