March 29, 2018
Physicians have touted the benefits of a good night’s sleep for centuries, if not longer, but it hasn’t been until recent years that a provider can see clear data on whether or not their patients have been hitting the sack.
To investigate whether wearable sleep trackers could play a role in patient-provider conversations, researchers from Indiana University’s Regenstrief Institute have launched a...
May 9, 2016
People in Singapore and Japan get the least sleep, while the Dutch and New Zealanders sleep the most, according to a new sleep study published last week in Science Advances. While the insights about different countries are interesting, the most compelling thing about the study of more than 5,000 people was that it used a smartphone app to study people's self-reported sleep habits in the real...
March 2, 2016
The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has partnered with IBM Watson to launch a ResearchKit study app, called SleepHealth. Researchers aim to use the app to explore the connection between sleep habits and health outcomes. It's also the first ResearchKit app to partner with IBM Watson.
"We've made life the laboratory for this study by crowd-sourcing data and input to achieve an unprecedented...
May 12, 2015
The VA Boston Healthcare System will launch a pilot using the Basis Peak wearable. The wristworn device will be used to evaluate the effect of a drug on veterans' sleep habits.
San Francisco-based Basis, which was acquired by Intel last year, is donating 1,000 Basis devices to the Boston VA, some of which will be used for the sleep study, and others of which will be used for the VA's Move! weight...