American Heart Association

New initiative to use crowdsourcing, innovative research methods to study cardiovascular disease


ORLANDO, Florida — A new initiative between the American Heart Association and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will fund innovative research methods and crowdsourcing to identify important research needs in cardiovascular disease.

AHA Chief Executive Officer Nancy Brown announced the initiative on Sunday at the 2015 AHA Scientific […]

Simple Science @Heart: Philadelphians find defibrillators with smart phone app

More than 300 teams and individuals used a smart phone application to locate, photograph and map more than 1,400 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Philadelphia.

The participants were part of a crowdsourcing challenge who received cash prizes for mapping the most AEDs. Crowdsourcing is when the public conducts a task […]