The Benefits of Using Text Messaging for Research

One of the biggest challenges in clinical research is how to engage participants. From recruitment to delivery of results and everything in between, researchers must communicate with subjects and coordinate a multitude of tasks. Text messaging, also known as short message service (SMS), is an increasingly popular and affordable communication tool for research.

For further reading, check out our blog post with the Duke Mobile App Gateway.

Mentored Career Enhancement NIH Award

Are you an engineer, computer scientist, or related field looking to extend your career development by partnering to learn how to use mobile and wireless health technology and data analytics for health care?

The US NIH has announced a new K18 mentored career enhancement award related to this topic. Please contact me if interested in partnering and working with the Duke Health System.

Web designer, UX UI designer planning application for mobile phone.

Duke Digital Health Device Library

The Duke Mobile App Gateway is putting together a device library for clinicians, researchers, and students. We are looking for devices that our community can test out before choosing to use them in clinical trials or care delivery. Examples of devices include wearables that detect heart arrhythmias, wrist-worn physical activity trackers, cellular glucometers, in-home environmental sensors, and many more.

If you have a sample device that you would like to be included, please let us know!

Contact us: mobileapps@duke.edu

Duke Launches Mobile App Gateway

In October, over 150 researchers, developers, staff, and students from across Duke came together to launch the Duke Mobile App Gateway (MAG), a new resource that connects Duke researchers and clinicians with the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to engage patients and study participants using mobile technology. This new single-entry point for developing mobile health apps at Duke is funded by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and involves partners across Duke.

The Gateway is a cross University and Health System wide endeavor. I serve as the Faculty Advisor for the Gateway.

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