LifeMap Solutions, the digital health subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. and co-developer of ResearchKit-enabled app Asthma Health, recently 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 what it calls :engaging, innovative, and data-driven” mobile health 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.”