This is just the latest example of how Apple’s wearable device is being used in research studies. According to CNBC, “It’s likely that a binging and purging episode would cause some biological change that would show up in the Apple Watch data.” wrapping up. Called the Apple Heart Study, the initiative was a collaboration between Apple and Stanford Medicine. It launched in November 2017. Most notably, Apple has also played a big part in helping to revolutionize research through the launch of ResearchKit. First introduced in March 2015, ResearchKit is an open iOS software frameworks designed to crowdsource volunteers for medical research studies. It helped turn every iOS device into a medical crowdsourcing tool.