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Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research?
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On March 9, 2015, Apple announced the release of a new tool that enables researchers to build iPhone apps for collecting health data directly from iPhone users. The tool is called ResearchKit, and was released with five apps for studying medical conditions including Parkinson’s disease and asthma, among others. The release of ResearchKit has some physicians, journalists, and iPhone users questioning whether it is ethical to recruit iPhone users for health research.