The American Heart Association is teaming up with researchers from the University of California-San Francisco to create a digitally based research network to study heart disease and stroke.

The Health eHeart Study will  use technology, such as smartphones and computers, to track people’s health and habits over many years.. The research is expected to provide information on what causes cardiovascular disease and how to fight it.

The study has been positioned as a “digital Framingham” in the footsteps of the renowned Framingham Heart Study, which launched in 1948 and continues to follow cardiovascular development over decades in three generations of participants.

Researchers hope to sign up as many as 1 million people to participate. Anyone can join the study, which is being featured in a CNBC documentary airing tonight at 9 p.m. EDT.

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