The guys from Cupertino have made a donation of 1000 smart watches to the University of North Carolina for the BEGIN project. This is a study that stands for (Binge Eating Genetics Initiative) and what they want to obtain is the detail of the supercharging in people.
Apple is always very interested in health issues and with the Apple Watch this has intensified a lot. Donating devices is not something that we see very often at Apple, but it is done and in this case scientists are taking advantage of watches to carry out their studies with people.
Apple Watch monitoring is the key
Having constant and fully monitored data from a person is important for researchers who are now looking for 1.000 people of legal age who have some experience with these eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa. For this they have prepared a new specific application to obtain data and the involvement of these people is requested with a dedication of 10 minutes a day to fill in the necessary information that allows investigating each of the cases.
BEGIN tries to understand eating disorders such as bulimia, fasting, excessive exercise or even purging. Cynthia Bulik, is the founding director of the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders at UNC and one of the researchers behind this project called BEGIN. Bulik told the media that they need collect as much data as possible from these people in order to help the investigation.