Parallel session 14:30 - 16:30

Game changers in clinical research: wearable technology and e-monitoring

Moderator: Pieter Stolk, PhD, Program Manager, Lygature

With fast changing advances in technology, continuous monitoring of health has become a daily practice and is nowadays available to all. Fitness trackers are a fine example. Clinical research can vastly benefit from such developments by using wearable devices and smart online tools to closely monitor large cohorts of patients in a home environment. In the near future, these tools can be of help to remotely assess patterns in disease and predict disease progression, which can ultimately lead the way to personalized therapy and early diagnosis of complex diseases. The use of smart technologies for clinical research, however, requires a multidisciplinary approach and come along with a set of challenges regarding technical innovation, patient perspectives, regulation, privacy, security and costs. In this session, experts from academia, industry and public-private research collaborations will present their view on advantages and challenges in this field by exploring ongoing (clinical) studies that use wearable and remote technology in their study design.


No place like home
Samuel Smits
Director at Gupta Strategists, Ophemert, the Netherlands

Can a nurse avatar support patients with chronic heart failure?
Prof. dr. Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, MD, PhD
Director Heart Failure Clinic at Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), Maastricht, the Netherlands

Josiane Boyne, PhD
Coordinator Heart Failure Care at Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), Maastricht, the Netherlands

Identifying Digital Biomarkers of Clinical State: Experiences from the Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse in Central Nervous System (RADAR-CNS) Project
Faith Matcham, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychological Medicine, King’s College London, UK


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