Since we launched TrialX.com, an online platform to match patients to clinical trials, we have been committed to increasing consumer participation in research.
With the ubiquitous availability of smartphones, we have an unprecedented opportunity to empower patients to engage in research studies, right from their palms. So when Apple launched ResearchKit in March 2015, we reached out to our trial investigators to hear their thoughts.
The first thing that they brought up was “So, no Android? Wont this bias study results?” So we dedicated a full team to develop the first Android version of Researchkit
We then launched the first ResearchKit study, America Walks that is available on both Android and iOS to demonstrate the feasbility of such cross-platform apps.
More about our mobile research study app work can be found here. If you would like to use ResearchDroid for your app, then drop us a line.
Create a consumer-friendly informed consent that can include instructions video messages as well and quizzes to check participants understanding of the consent document.
Generate a signed consent document that is stored securely for every study participant.
Create dynamic survey questions that are triggered based on custom study logic. For example, you can design the survey to ask the user a question when they have walked more than 1000 steps in a given day
Leverage HealthKit and other Android sensors to measure data such as user step counts, heart rate and so on from the device
Get your study App to run on both iOS and Android. We have developed our own port of the Researchkit framework to Android.
Check out our America Walks Study App to see a version for both iOS and Android.