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Mobile app user guide: Hipbone to sync personal health data
  1. Robert D Furberg,
  2. Alexa M Ortiz
  1. RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robert D Furberg, RTI International, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA; rfurberg{at}

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Name of the mobile application


Category of mobile application

Health and Fitness.


iOS 8.0 or later. (Updated 15 March 2016: current V.0.2.1; size 19.3 MB. Documented from:



About the app

The Hipbone app is offered by Open mHealth (New York, New York, USA;, a non-profit start-up seeking to increase the clinical relevance and usage of self-generated health information.1 Since Apple's release of the iOS 8 operating system in September 2014, iPhone users have been able to collect and curate a variety of their own health data using the native Health application. A signification limitation, however, is that self-generated data, while appreciable in the Health app dashboard, are only stored on the device. Extraction of these data for archiving, conducting analyses or sharing with …

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  • Funding This work was supported by RTI International's iSHARE programme.

  • Disclaimer The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of RTI International.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.