Study to Use Apple Watch Data

March 21, 2019 | Eric D. Fader | Electronic Health Records | Medical Devices and Wearables

A new three-year study at the University of Michigan’s medical center will examine whether data collected on Apple Watch, along with other health information, can be useful in analyzing patients’ health. The MIPACT (Michigan Predictive Activity and Clinical Trajectories) Study has already begun with 1,000 participants, and thousands more patients are expected to enroll over the next year.

Participants in the study will complete surveys on their overall health and level of activity, while using a blood pressure monitor and an Apple Watch to record step count, heart rate, and other activity data. According to the University, the study “will help us understand the role of wearable mobile devices in predicting the onset of common health conditions and understanding the health trajectories of participants with these conditions.”

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