Introducing Verisense

Verisense by Shimmer is the one wearable sensing platform which provides sponsors of clinical trials with a comprehensive and flexible solution to capture accurate and complete biometric data reliably and with minimum patient, site and sponsor burden because Shimmer’s technology and services have been trusted for over 10 years by thousands of researchers at top companies, universities, and research institutes in over 75 countries. Unlike other sensing providers, Verisense has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of clinical trials.


Key Benefits

Verisense solves the current issues standard wearables encounter when it comes to clinical trials, such as:

  • Provides continuous raw data

  • 24/7 data coverage

  • No recharging for up to 6 months

  • No need to remove – even for bathing

  • Minimum burden for sites and participants

  • Multiple features to ensure data integrity

  • Advanced remote management features

End to End Service

Shimmer is committed to ensuring that all Verisense deployments are successful. We provide a range of services to support you from the beginning of your trial right through to its conclusion. The services we provide include:

  • Training

  • Data integration

  • Algorithm development customization

  • Logistics

  • Data collection monitoring

  • Device location customization

The Verisense platform is not just limited to activity and sleep monitoring. It can be easily extended for other applications. Multiple Verisense IMU sensors can be worn on a single participant in different body locations. This opens up the ability to generate additional metrics for applications such as Gait and Falls, Parkinson's tremor classification, joint angle calculation and rehab exercises.

In addition the Verisense platform is adaptable and can be customized to meet your specific needs.

Metrics and Validation

Shimmer sensors have been used for over 10 years by thousands of researchers. The Verisense IMU provides data at samples rates from 1.6Hz to 1600Hz. Worn on the wrist it provides:

  • Rawdata: 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope

  • Time spent in idle, light, moderate, or vigorous activity

  • Sleep metrics: total time in bed and sleep efficiency

  • Non-wear detection: total time device was not worn

The wrist-based activity and sleep algorithms have been validated internally and by 80+ peer reviewed publications.


Verisense IMU can be used for many applications beyond just activity and sleep monitoring. Multiple sensors can be used on a single participant. Depending on the body location and number of sensors, a wide variety of additional metrics can be generated. Shimmer customers have used our IMUs to provide many gait parameters, Parkinson’s tremor classification, joint angle calculation and rehab exercise count to name a few.

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