BACKGROUND & VISION
The Digital Discovery Program (DDP) is a comprehensive program of patient-centric health studies and clinical tools using wearable, mobile and sensor technologies to generate and integrate multi-modal data to better understand these complex diseases which impact millions of individuals, lead to loss of life and health and costs billions each year.
The ehive Platform
We have designed a patient-facing study application, the ehive platform, to dynamically and remotely consent participants and support them throughout their digital research journey. Participating in a digital study will involve:
Answering surveys via an app for a few minutes each day
Keeping a wearable, such as wearing an Apple Watch on you for the study's duration
Our dynamic e-consent is a personalized communication interface that puts participants at the center of decision-making. This approach is considered “dynamic” and innovative because participants can:
Give appropriate, specific consent for different research and clinical activities;
Change their preferences in real-time in response to their changing circumstances;
Enroll in new studies through our digital interface without the need of an in-person visit;
Receive messages from researchers when there is a change, their opinion is needed, a new consent is required, or a new study is available for them to consider.
Participants can consent for studies they are eligible for and make a difference by helping researchers understand the complexity of disease and wellness.