ResearchKit, the surprise of the keynote of last March, is becoming a valuable tool for researchers. Recently we have received another proof of this from the Johns Hopkins University, who is going to use the platform in collaboration with Thread Research and Apple Watch sensors to study epileptic seizures.
The goal is to use Apple clock sensors to be able to collect data from a number of people who suffer from this disease, so in order to find some pattern and to be able to accurately detect an epileptic. Everything is being done with an application for the iPhone and the Watch that will light on September 18.
If the study is successful, there will be progress strong in preventing epileptic seizures
It will not be easy: the study requires that several patients activate measurements when they suffer one of those attacks, which for them is not easy. At the moment the idea is that those patients respond to questions touching the watch in such a way that do not need too much precision, although you can also resort to the help of a nurse or carer.
But if the study ends with a more effective way to prevent an attack of epilepsy with only the study of data collecting those sensors, the effort will have already paid off. The Johns Hopkins University you have used ResearchKit in another study, concerning diseases of LGBT.