Health apps help patients participate in clinical trials

April 14, 2015 11:30 AM

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Health apps help patients participate in clinical trials

Steven DeMello, like many people, uses a smartphone to keep a calendar, take notes, create artful photographs and listen to music.

Recently, he began using it for a new purpose: to participate in a clinical trial. Three times a day, the retired health-care executive, who is 60 years old and has Parkinson’s disease, performs four tests using an app on his iPhone that records his results and provides feedback to researchers—and t...

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