Need data from a 3rd party application or wearable as part of your study?
If you want to incorporate Fitbit data into your study, AthenaCX is the the platform for you. We've experience working on several national and international Fitbit-connected studies. Through our platform you can distribute studies which integrate with Fitbit wearables. AthenaCX enables you to collect intra-day Fitbit data from your participant's and to trigger and schedule specific questionnaires based directly off of a participant's collected dynamic health and activity data.
How it works
A researcher is investigating early signs of flare-ups among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers. They monitor a large group of RA patients. In a previous study they have highlighted a link between changes in physical activity and the subsequent onset of flare-ups of the disease. The researchers wish to experiment with an intervention so that each time a participant's step count falls below 20% of their average step count for 3 days in a row, the researcher triggers a daily notification and survey to both collect data on symptoms and to encourage behavioural change in terms of therapeutic engagement.
The researcher has now used the participant's Fitbit data to investigate further and get more detailed look at an important issue for their study without needing the participant to carry out unnecessary tasks which mitigates the risk of survey fatigue.