On March 9, 2015, Apple introduced ResearchKit, a software framework that facilitates the development of health and clinical-based research applications for iOS. Doctors and researchers will be able to collect larger quantities of data frequently and with greater accuracy through the applications built with ResearchKit. The ultimate goal is to increase the research community's knowledge on diseases that could potentially lead to medical breakthroughs in the treatment of the studied diseases.
In conjunction with ResearchKit's announcement, Apple announced and released five ResearchKit-based applications. These applications are as follows: