Stanford’s MyHeart Counts, which was one of the first ResearchKit app created in collaboration with England’s University of Oxford, is now available to study participants outside of the U.S.
The expansion to other markets, namely UK and Hong Kong, was introduced as part of the app update that added new personalized data-based feedback features that help participants understand what they can do to keep their heart healthy.
More than 41,000 people have signed up for the MyHeart Counts study since its debut, making it the most popular of the first round of ResearchKit apps.
ResearchKit has been generally well-received by scientists, who credit it for making the process of enrolling new participants and collecting data easier than ever before. Beyond scientists, Apple’s platform may also soon be used by pharmaceutical companies some of which have begun exploring ways to integrate it into clinical drug trials.
Residents of the U.S., UK, and Hong Kong who are interested in joining the Stanford/Oxford study can download version 1.5 of the MyHeart Counts app from the App Store now.