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Apple’s First Medical Study Signals Broader Health Ambitions

Medical researchers are increasingly turning to mobile devices such as smartphones and watches as a way to monitor patients in trials, an approach they hope improves participation and accuracy but that also has limitations.

If the tactic catches on, it could prove another selling point for products such as Apple Inc.’s watch, which thus far has failed to gain the type of widespread adoption the iPhone and iPad have enjoyed.

The company last week released an app that will enable it to test the Apple Watch’s ability to track irregular heart rhythms as part of a study done in collaboration with Stanford University researchers. The study is the latest aiming to tap the ubiquity…

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