Mobile health (mHealth) technology has advanced at a breakneck pace as wireless access has become pervasive. We wanted to test this powerful technology for clinical trials by equipping trial volunteers with sensors, wearables, and apps. In other words, we instrumented them.
To experience the opportunity first hand, we collaborated with a prominent clinical research center and sponsored a study.
Welcome to MOVE-2014
“A Pilot Open Label Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Combined Impact of Two Mobile Health Products on Health Outcomes in Overweight Adults With Type 2 Diabetes”
We equipped patients with a smartphone (iPhone) and an activity tracker (Fitbit Flex).
We provided them with a mobile app to capture diary and quality of life data (Patient Cloud).
Over an eight-week period, we tracked the effect of sensors, wearables and apps on health outcomes in overweight people with Type 2 Diabetes.