O ResearchKit It is one of the main elements of Apple's ambitious endeavor in the area of ??health and well-being. The medical research platform was launched just over three years ago and has already contributed to important discoveries around the world, many of them published in scientific articles from the main publications in the world and some already being transported for treatments and real life initiatives.
Ma is now updating ResearchKit for verse 2.0, which will bring a series of novelties to further deepen its usefulness as a partner of doctors and researchers worldwide.
ResearchKit 2.0's first improvement is in design. The platform interface will be extensively updated to, as Apple said, "more accurately reflect the latest iOS style guidelines" and make the user experience more intuitive and enjoyable.
Among the main visual changes, we will have all navigation buttons (like "cancel" or "skip") present at the bottom of the screen for easier operation; swaps will have permanent view and a new way of card visualization to improve the look of forms and surveys.
But not only that: the new version of framework it will also feature a number of unique features, including a built-in PDF viewer (which allows users to browse, annotate, search and share documents in the format) and speech recognition (which transcribes spoken phrases and allows for further editing).
We will also have some new medical functions, such as a tool for audiometry using the Hughson-Westlake method (Apple even made it open source the AirPods calibration data for this) and another one, called Amsler Grid, which will assist in the detection of vision distortions and other eye problems. The full list can be found here.
The new version of ResearchKit arrives with iOS 12 so doctors and researchers who want to venture into the beta versions of the new system can already get a taste of what's new. And more discoveries to come!