U of Michigan to study how well Apple Watch data reflects users' health

Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan launched a study to determine whether data collected on an Apple Watch can accurately reflect the user's health and predict if the individual will develop common health conditions.

The three-year study, called MIPACT, has already enrolled 1,000 participants. Over the next year, the university aims to add thousands more patients from its academic medical center, Michigan Medicine.

Data from the study, which is sponsored in part by Apple, will be available to participants as well as researchers studying health information, daily activity, wearable signals and participant-reported quality of life.

"Michigan Medicine and Apple are focused on participant data privacy and security, and we take our responsibility seriously," MIPACT study lead Sachin Kheterpal, MD, said in a news release. "We've even implemented several new systems to maximize privacy and security."

To learn more about the study, click here.

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