Anyone who meets all of the participation requirements may participate:
You will need to download the Apple Research app from the App Store and install it on your iPhone and Apple Watch. In the Research app, you’ll find the studies you can enroll in. You will need to select the Apple Heart & Movement Study and go through the introduction and consent process.
If the apps and sensors on Apple Watch Series 4 and later detect a fall or potential fall, you may receive an additional survey to learn more about your fall so that we can improve the fall detection feature on Apple Watch. Apple Watch cannot detect all falls and you may not receive a survey each time you fall. This feature is not automatically turned on as part of this study. Visit the support page to learn more about Fall Detection on Apple Watch.
Apple will not be able to access any information that directly identifies you (such as your name, email address, and phone number) that is collected through the Research app.
However, if you call the Research Studies Support Center regarding a technical issue with the Research app, the Research Studies Support Center may ask you if you want to be transferred to AppleCare for additional support. With your consent, you may be transferred to help address your technical question(s), in which case Apple may have access to certain information that directly identifies you and may know that you are participating in a study.
Please ensure that you backup your iPhone information, and then restore from backup in order to prevent loss of any information. Visit the support page to learn more about how to backup your iPhone information.
If you do not backup your iPhone information, and wish to continue to participate in the study, you will need to complete the onboarding and consent process for the study again. If you have iCloud Keychain enabled, your participant identifier may be preserved, allowing researchers to link your previously collected data with the new data after you re-join.
If you delete the Apple Research app, it will disable notifications and end all study data collection. Please note that deleting the Apple Research app will not withdraw you from the study.
If you re-install the Apple Research app after deleting it and wish to continue participating in the study, you may complete the onboarding and consent process for the study again. If you have iCloud Keychain enabled, your participant identifier may be preserved, allowing researchers to link your previously collected data with the new data after you re-join.