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Novel Digital Studies

Technology-enabled solutions are a powerful tool to ensure that individuals can access care regardless of physical location. The Center for Health + Technology is looking at the potential for smartphones, sensors, and wearables to capture frequent and objective measures in real-world settings.

A Few of Our Recent Studies

WATCH-PD

WATCH-PD

Evaluate the ability of sensors to assess features and progression of symptoms in early, untreated Parkinson’s disease. Compare sensor assessments at home and in the clinic to traditional in-person assessments.

SQUADScratch and Sleep Quantification in Atopic Dermatitis (SQUAD)

Assess the use of wearable devices, sensors, polysomnography, and video to detect and quantify scratching. Evaluate the relationship between patient-reported outcomes and scratching and sleep metrics from wearable devices and sensors.

AT-HOMEAT-HOME PD

Evaluate clinical outcomes using video visits in a virtual national observational study. Capture real-world data using a Parkinson’s disease-specific smartphone application.

Valor-PDValor-PD

Use video visits to evaluate the longitudinal change in individuals at genetic risk (due to mutations in the LRRK2 gene) of Parkinson’s disease. Develop a cohort of participants ready for clinical trials of gene-directed therapies.