Mobile Research Study Apps leveraging ResearchKit and Wearables | Applied Informatics
Applied Informatics is a leading research informatics company developing cross platform research study apps that leverage Apple's ResearchKit and wearables.
ResearchKit, Android ResearchKit, ResearchDroid, Research Study Apps, Wearables Apps
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ResearchKit Study Apps for Both iOS and Andriod

Take Your Research to Your Participants.
Take Your Research to Your Participants.

With the ubiquitous availability of smartphones, we have an unprecedented opportunity to empower patients to engage in research studies, right from their palms. Combined with data from consumer wearable devices, mobile research apps open up tremendous possibilities to redefine lifestyle/behavioral research and remote clinical trials monitoring.

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Applied Informatics Advantage

Technology + Research + Design Expertise. All under one roof.

Research DNA. Our founders have spent a decade in academic research and published more than 50 papers/conference abstracts (SAK and CP with 950+ citations). So we are very familiar with research processes which saves you development time.

Clinical Research Informatics & Technology Expertise. Our team has built several clinical research solutions and has in-depth expertise in developing Apps that work on both iOS and Android securely.

Research study outreach. Our research partners, TrialX are the leaders in connecting patients to research and can promote your study app to thousands of patients via their trial finders and online talk shows.

Affordable pricing. We understand that research budgets can be limited. We will work with you to fit your budget and even make in-kind considerations to offset costs.

Our Work

Study Apps in the Making

We are working with Professors Melanie Gold and David Bell at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University to build a study app for a 4-year trial on Young Mens Health

App Bakery – A DIY platform that allows you to create a complete research study app with no coding! Invite Only 

We are working to build an App to assess physical activity after patient is discharged after major surgery or chemotherapy.

Our Research Collaborators

We are very proud to work with partners who are pushing the envelope of research

Noemie Elhadad

Noemie Elhadad

Associate Professor in Biomedical Informatics

Noémie Elhadad is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Informatics, affiliated with Computer Science at Columbia University. She is the Chair of the Health Analytics Center at the Columbia University Data Science Institute. Her research is in biomedical informatics, natural language processing, and data science. She develops techniques to support clinicians, patients, and health researchers in their information workflow by automatically extracting and making accessible information from large clinical datasets (e.g., the electronic patient record) and patient platforms (e.g., online health communities, and mobile apps). Her research relies on two types of methods: (1) she designs novel computational approaches that infer models of health phenomena and account for the specific biases of large health data; (2) she translates the learned models into actionable knowledge and robust systems within the healthcare ecosystem. Her work is funded primarily by NSF, NIGMS, NLM, and NCI.
Chintan Patel

Chintan Patel

Co-Founder, CTO and President

Chintan brings in more than 15 years experience as a Computer Scientist and Biomedical Informatician. At TrialX, he builds stuff with funny acronyms such as REST, API, JSON, JSX, RDF and so on. His areas of expertise include software architecture, semantic technologies, biomedical ontologies, machine learning and natural language processing. Previously, he worked at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research, on ontology-reasoning and information extraction that then became the infamous Jeopardy winning AI software “Watson”. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University.
Melanie Ariane Gold

Melanie Ariane Gold, DO

Professor of Pediatrics and Population & Family Health at CUMC Medical Director of School Based Health Centers

Melanie A. Gold, DO was appointed the Medical Director of School Based Health Centers at Columbia University Medical Center and NY Presbyterian Hospital in August of 2014. She has a secondary appointment at Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Gold was a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh before coming to Columbia University. In addition, she served as staff physician at the University of Pittsburgh Student Health Service where she cared for college and graduate students from 2008 until 2014. Dr. Gold has maintained her sub-specialty certification in Adolescent Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics since 1994 and she was a certified specialist in Pediatrics between 1992 and 2013. As a Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer since 2000. Dr. Gold has conducted numerous trainings in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and behavior change counseling in the health care setting with physicians, medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, health educators, dental students, psychologists, sports physiologists, social workers, and nutritionists. Dr. Gold has publications in peer-reviewed journals on MI and a variety of other adolescent health topics. Her research interests lie in the areas of adolescent sexuality, contraceptive behaviors, tobacco cessation in adolescents, and MI to facilitate health behavior change. Dr. Gold has expertise is several areas of alternative and complementary medicine. For nearly 20 years, she has been teaching patients and health care professionals medical hypnosis. In June 2013, she passed her board certification examination in Medical Acupuncture and has been a Reiki Master since 2008. She uses osteopathic manipulation to treat common adolescent musculoskeletal conditions. In addition, Dr. Gold is currently working on her Doctorate in Medical Qi Gong. Finally, Dr. Gold has expertise in travel medicine and transgender medicine. Dr. Gold enjoys teaching and mentoring junior faculty and health care trainees in human sexuality, sexual history-taking, adolescent reproductive health, and LGBTQI care. In her free time, Dr. Gold enjoys yoga, mindfulness medication, throwing pots on the wheel, memoir and other forms of creative writing, music ranging from baroque to Celtic to jazz, hiking, cooking, and travel, especially to South East Asia.
David Bell

David L. Bell, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population & Family Health at CUMC

Since 1999, Dr. Bell has been Medical Director of the Young Men's Clinic, a unique adjunct to New York Presbyterian Hospital's Family Planning Clinic. He currently serves on the John Snow Institute's Advisory Committee for the CDC Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project and serves on Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative Advisory Board. He also serves as a consultant the National Medical Committee for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Federal Office of Population Affairs. Dr. Bell has authored articles on adolescent male sexual and reproductive health, engaging males in health care and trends in reproductive health care delivery for adolescent males. His research includes studies on adolescent male relationship development and the knowledge and attitudes of adolescent and young adult males toward emergency contraception.

Key Capabilities of ResearchKit based Study Apps

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Informed Consent

Create a consumer-friendly informed consent that can include instructions video messages as well and quizzes to check participants understanding of the consent document.

Get Signatures

Generate a signed consent document that is stored securely for every study participant.

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Conduct Surveys

Leverage HealthKit and other Android sensors to measure data such as user step counts, heart rate and so on from the device

Sensors/Healthkit/Wearables

Leverage HealthKit and phone sensors to measure data such as user step counts, movements and location. We have also partnered with GetHealth.io, a wearables API to integrate data from other wearables

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Cross Platform Advantage

Get your study App to run on both iOS and Android. We have developed our own port of the ResearchKit framework to Android, ResearchDroid.
Check out our America Walks Study App to see a version for both iOS and Android.

LATEST NEWS & BLOGS

  • Sep 30, 2016 – Seminar in Washington, DC on Research Study Apps and Wearables.
  • Sep 29, 2016 – Talk at a Philadelphia Medical Center on Mobile Research Study Apps
  • Sept 19, 2016 – Our CTO and the PI of America Walks Study to present our experiences building a cross-platform app at the Mobile in Clinical Trials Conference.
  • July 19, 2016 – Talk at New York Academy of Medicine on using ResearchKit based mobile apps for population health research.
  • July 6, 2016 – Webinar on using ResearchKit and Wearables for your study (watch recording)

 

ResearchKit: First Endometriosis Tracking Study App, Phendo, Launched by Columbia University Researchers and Applied Informatics - January 5, 2017 Priya Menon
New York City, January 04, 2017 – A team of researchers in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University Medical Center have launched Phendo, a research study app for self-tracking and management of endometriosis symptoms. Developed by Applied Informatics, the observational research app is an initiative of Columbia University’s Citizen Endo…
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ResearchKit: Personalized Survey Response Options and Image Multi-Select - December 17, 2016 Nickolas Whiting
We at Applied Informatics recently launched Apple’s ResearchKit enabled study app – Phendo, developed for Columbia University’s Citizen Endo project. Phendo is a research study administered using momentary and daily level surveys to document users’ experience of living with the poorly understood, chronic disease endometriosis. In developing the Phendo App, w…
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ResearchKit: Results and User Experience with America Walks Study App - November 3, 2016 Priya Menon
    America Walks Study is an observational study to determine walking behavior of individuals in the US.  The app has been built using Apple’s ResearchKit library but the team at TrialX has also ported the same for Android devices so that the app is available to a much larger population base. “Easy to Use” […]
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