Harvard University creates app to study health issues in NFL players

A new app aims to help National Football League players track health issues and ailments, according to a Fox Sports report.

Football Players Health Study at Harvard University is launching the tool, called TeamStudy, using Apple's ResearchKit.

The app is open to the public to help researchers compare health data among football players, active and retired, and those who are not competitive athletes.

"Traditionally, we study participants in one location, failing to capture their real-life, day-to-day experience--for example, understanding things like pain and daily activity. Using ResearchKit, we will be able to quickly identify patterns that could lead to treatments for health conditions faced by former NFL players," Alvaro Pascual-Leone, TeamStudy principal investigator, told Fox NewsArticle