August 5, 2020
The University of California, Los Angeles announced yesterday the launch of an Apple-backed study that will use the tech company's devices to measure how sleep, physical activity and heart rate relate to depression and anxiety.
The three-year effort launches this week. It will recruit 150 UCLA Health patients for its pilot phase, the university wrote in an announcement. Another 3,000 participants...
June 4, 2020
This morning real-world behavioral data analysis company Evidation Health announced a research initiative that will analyze behavior and symptom data to develop an early warning algorithm for COVID-19.
Funded by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the effort will work with 4YouandMe – a nonprofit that helps individuals...
March 27, 2020
Two medical research organizations have kicked off new efforts this week that seek to use consumer-health wearables to identify or event predict the onset of disease.
The first is the DETECT (Digital Engagement & Tracking for Early Control & Treatment) Study, headed by the Scripps Research Translational Institute. It combines heart-rate, activity and sleep data collected through a range...
March 19, 2020
Evidation Health, a technology company that generates insights from real-world behavioral data collected through devices, has kicked off a new effort to better understand individuals' health behaviors and concerns throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yesterday the company announced that it has recruited 100,258 people living in the U.S. into a longitudinal survey through the Achievement app,...
February 25, 2020
Apple and Johnson & Johnson announced this morning the launch of their new digital health study exploring the impact of Apple’s devices and a study-specific engagement program on cardiovascular outcomes among the Medicare population.
First announced in early 2019, the Heartline Study — which also names Evidation Health as a collaborator — is now enrolling seniors aged 65 years or older who...
February 21, 2020
Health research studies conducted using health research apps are capable of recruiting a large number of participants, but these efforts often see early dropouts and do not enrolls samples representative of the larger population, according to a study published this week in NPJ Digital Medicine.
The investigation, headed by the science research-focused nonprofit Sage Bionetworks, reviewed user...
November 22, 2019
There are few clinical areas more in need of innovation than heart disease. It’s the leading killer among men and women in the US, accounting for one in every four deaths by the CDC’s numbers, and yet it’s also a body of health conditions that could be substantially mitigated through a number of lifestyle and behavior changes.
So of course it’s little surprise that cardiovascular health and care...
May 7, 2015
Brigham and Women's Hospital has partnered with seed fund Rock Health to test and possibly integrate technologies from companies in Rock Health's portfolio, according to a Boston Business Journal post.
The two organizations will launch the partnership this sumer and it is expected to last three years.
Brigham and Women’s Executive Director of Brigham Innovation Hub Lesley Solomon told Boston...