Digital health solutions provider makes its ResearchKit and CareKit app expertise available to research institutions and health companies worldwide to advance insights into human health
SAN JOSE, Calif., – April 25, 2016 – LifeMap Solutions, the digital health subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX) and co-developer of ResearchKit-enabled app Asthma Health, today announced a new service to develop custom smartphone apps and research studies for partners worldwide. Through the new service, LifeMap offers clients its deep expertise in medical science, consumer behavior, app analytics, and design. LifeMap then adds the client’s own unique expertise to the mix and guides the development, from concept to completion, of a new research or care app and, optionally, a scientific study.
As the only commercial developer to participate in the launch of Apple’s ResearchKit, LifeMap Solutions has garnered worldwide attention for creating engaging, innovative, and data-driven mobile health (mHealth) apps. LifeMap has worked closely with innovative research institutions and commercial organizations such as the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Stanford University School of Medicine, the Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, and 23andMe.
“The ResearchKit revolution has struck a chord in the scientific and medical industries,” said Corey Bridges, CEO of LifeMap Solutions. “Research institutions, hospitals, and multinational pharmaceutical companies have asked us to help them. They’ve expressed a strong interest in breaking out of the ‘bricks and mortar’ constraints of traditional research studies and care tools. For research studies in particular, the benefits of using mHealth best practices are extremely compelling: recruiting thousands of study participants nationally or even internationally, obtaining consent through the friendly interface of the iPhone, and passively collecting participants’ health information. We’re entering a new era of accelerated scientific discovery. And, with Apple’s new CareKit platform, I expect we’ll see a similar revolution in medical care. Thanks to our team’s unique skillset and experience, I believe LifeMap Solutions will play a market-leading role as the mHealth field evolves.”
In building research apps, LifeMap’s new app-design and creation service follows a simple five-step process. The LifeMap Solutions team works with partners to:
- Plan – integrate their design into a secure mHealth platform and build a fully customized app that satisfies study and consent requirements, delivered on time and on budget.
- Review – work with a partner’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) to facilitate approval of research studies conducted through smartphones.
- Build – transform traditional research elements into visually compelling and engaging apps.
- Launch – facilitate the app’s launch by working with an institution’s own app-publishing team or submitting the app directly into the App Store.
- Publish – help to best utilize the data to further research and transform findings into scientific articles and peer-reviewed publications with a team of highly skilled data scientists.
Organizations interested in working with LifeMap Solutions can learn more and contact the company here.
About LifeMap Solutions, Inc.
LifeMap Solutions develops innovative digital health solutions by integrating health and wellness information with care team guidance into a secure mHealth platform to deliver digital health solutions that empower patients to make better choices to achieve optimal health outcomes. LifeMap Solutions is a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc., and is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit www.lifemap-solutions.com.
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