Continuous behavioral health measurement, also known as digital phenotyping, mobile sensing, passive sensing, remote patient monitoring, or longitudinal measurement, is a research methodology which uses sensors in smartphones and wearables to collect behavioral information in a passive, objective, and continuous way. This methodology provides data across large samples in a more effective manner than traditional subjective patient-recorded outcomes (PROs).
Continuous behavioral health measurement uses mobile sensing capabilities to provide researchers with:
Continuous behavioral health measurement provides a novel research capability that can enhance grant applications, improving approval rates. In the 7 years it has been in use, Ksana Health’s continuous objective behavioral measurement platforms have been used in numerous NIH-funded grants and for the ABCD Study®, the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States.
Continuous behavioral health measurement has been successfully used in mobile research studies for a number of years in a variety of study settings and institutions, including studies funded by the National Institutes of Health in the United States.
EARS, the Effortless Assessment Research System, is particularly focused on mental and behavioral health research.
EARS has been used for:
There is significant potential for this methodology to enhance the data and results of research with populations including adolescents, aging populations, substance use disorder, underserved populations, and many more.
Continuous behavioral health measurement is applicable in psychological, behavioral, social and clinical trials. There are also opportunities across multiple conditions like depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide and even chronic Illnesses like diabetes, multiple sclerosis or cancer.
improve behavioral health care and research through continuous behavioral health measurement. To read more about how Ksana Health can help you implement continuous behavioral health measurement in your research study or program, please read more about EARS and Vira and schedule time for a demonstration.
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