Apple has updated its Apple Research Tool to version 1.3. According to the release notes, the new version provides:
° A new “Speech in Noise” test in the Apple Hearing Study to help understand participants’ hearing ability under various circumstances, including the presence of background noise;
° A new survey in the Apple Heart & Movement Study to help understand the impact of COVID-19 on daily life.
The Apple Research Tool, which is free, allows you to participate in health research in women’s health, hearing health or heart health simply by using your Apple Watch and iPhone, and the Research app. Apple says that your data and participation “will help advance researchers’ understanding of these areas in health that have not been well understood until now and could lead to the development of new products that will help millions lead longer and healthier lives.”