From Apple’s press release:
Apple today announced ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research, helping doctors and scientists gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps.
Five applications have already been built on ResearchKit and are now available in the App Store:
ReasearchKit was quite the surprise from today’s event — everything else was mostly known or partially known. I commend Apple for developing this software framework. No matter how well the new MacBooks or the Apple Watch sells, nothing that Apple announced today will have a bigger impact on people’s lives than ResearchKit.