Enabling Precision Health and Medicine (2019-2020)

This Bass Connections project worked on developing the infrastructure for a new campus initiative to promote student health awareness and engagement. Participants were given wearables (Apple Watch or Fitbit) to measure their rest and activity.

The team launched a pilot study in Fall 2019 in one residence hall (Gilbert-Addoms) to assess feasibility. The team then monitored the enrollment, dropout rates and participation level over the school year and found that participation was close to 100%. The team identified new features to add for the expanded pilot study. Among these new features are gamification, the dashboard and the events directory. To implement these new features, the team developed the design, and the app will be completed by Duke OIT.

Timing

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

Team Outputs

Wear Duke. Susanne Haga, Ryan Shaw, Geoffrey Ginsburg, Sophie Almekinders, Lakshya Bakshi, Sarah Bond, Emma Herold, Shrey Majmudar, Nathan Parikh, Christine Wang, Yuxuan Wang, Lauren Willis. 2019. (product)

Promoting Wellness through Mobile Health Technology (Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase 2020)

WearDuke: Promoting Wellness through Mobile Health Technology in a College Student Population (video)

WearDuke: Promoting Wellness through Mobile Health Technology in a College Student Population (poster by Christine Wang, Lauren Willis, Lakshya Bakshi, Sarah Bond, Emma Herold, Shrey Majmudar, Nathan Parikh, Jack Wang)

Susanne B. Haga, Ryan Shaw, Charles Kneifel, Sarah J. Bond, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg. 2020. “Promoting wellness through mobile health technology in a college student population: Protocol development and pilot study,” JMIR Research Protocols 9(4):e16474.

Reflection

Sarah Bond

This Team in the News

Enabling Precision Health and Medicine Bass Connections Team Renewed

WearDuke App-reciates OIT

Ready, Set, WearDuke

Team Develops Wearable Technologies to Help Students Monitor Their Health Behaviors

See related teams, Enabling Precision Health and Medicine (2020-2021) and Enabling Precision Health and Medicine (2018-2019).

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Team Leaders

  • Susanne Haga, Sanford School of Public Policy|School of Medicine-Population Health Sciences
  • Ryan Shaw, School of Nursing

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Sophie Almekinders
  • Lakshya Bakshi, Electrical & Computer Egr(BSE), Computer Science (BSE2)
  • Sarah Bond, Public Policy Studies (AB), Global Health (AB2)
  • Emma Herold
  • Shrey Majmudar, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Nathan Parikh, Biomedical Engineering (BSE), Computer Science (BS2)
  • Christine Wang, Computer Science (BS), Psychology (BS2)
  • Yuxuan Wang, Biology (BS)
  • Lauren Willis, Biology (BS), Evolutionary Anthropology(BS2)

/yfaculty/staff Team Members

  • Geoffrey Ginsburg, School of Medicine-Medicine: Cardiology