Williams: Or can say "ahh" into microphone, can detect minute levels that assess Parkinson's
Wlliams: Precisely measure gait and balance. Can do anywhere. Not just in doctor's office
Williams: Also pulls data from HealthKit, like activity data. Researchers believe exercise can affect symptoms of Parkinson's, but some believe can slow or halt it. Now researchers can assess data
Williams: That's just Parkinson's. For diabetes worked with Mass General on an app
Asthma health via Mount Sinai, blood glucose level tests, and Parkinson's tests...
Interesting to see very practical tools -- for asthma and diabetes -- being used for ResearchKit.
Cardiovascular disease, for asthma worked with Mt. Sinai on an app. See if a mobile app can help patient manage asthma. Available through US, but doing something really unique in NYC in phase 2. Giving out Bluetooth inhalers for data accuracy. Teamed up with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Williams: Looking for pathogens in city. Try to tie all together to understand what triggers are for asthma
Weill Cornell Medical College assisting in Asthma Health. Studying triggers for asthma based on swabbing.
Williams: For breast cancer, been amazing progress in treatment of breast cancer over the past couple decades. Often suffer with symptoms post treatment that are not well understood. Share the Journey app
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, UCLA School of Public Health, and others working on breast cancer app, top.
Of course, all these tools for ResearchKit bring up the same issues of privacy for medical data and its misuse by insurance companies and marketers.
Williams: There is nothing more sensitive than your medical data. You decide what apps and research you participate in. You decide how your data is shared, and Apple will not see your data
Williams: We're really excited about ResearchKit. We thought it would be great if you heard from the people working with it.
Time for a video with researchers talking about this
When Tim Cook was promoted to CEO, Jeff Williams is the man he picked to take over his job as operations chief.
Apple shares now up over 1 percent, or $1.36, to $127.96.
Yes, Apple won't see it, but will your insurance company ask for access eventually? And, how personally identifiable will data you submit to research projects be?
Researchers all saying there's a need to transform how we do research. And iPhone can help with that. Can help design the apps for clinical studies, etc.
Kind of interesting that Williams introduced this, not Craig Federighi, the software chief.
Researcher calls this a possible game changer
One of the things research kit will do is put people at the center of research, researcher says in video
The easier you make it for people to participate, the better off they'll be, woman with Parkinson's says in video
Williams is back on stage
Lots of applause. He's gesturing for people to stop clapping
Big applause for ResearchKit. Seems to hit the right non-commercial note with the audience here.
Williams: We're going to add to ResearchKit over time, but we wanted anybody anywhere to contribute. We're going to make this open source
Apple plus open source, two terms you rarely hear in the same breath.
Williams: We're releasing ResearchKit next month. The first 5 apps you saw are going to be available today
There's some guy to my left who keeps shouting "Woo!" to pretty much everything.