How it works
The Verisense IMU sensor records the trial participants’ activity and sleep data onto an in-built flash memory within the sensor. Once this is in range of the base station, an Android device usually placed in the participant’s bedroom, an automated download to the base station begins. This is done via a password protected Bluetooth connection. The base station then performs and automated data upload to the AWS server through a local WiFi or cellular connection.
The AWS server then relays that data to the web interface at the relevant trial sites, anywhere in the world. This web interface shows the raw data, as well as analyzed data using peer reviewed algorithms for providing sleep and activity metrics.
All data from the participants’ sensor to the web interface is anonymized. Only the site managers will have the corresponding participant and sensor IDs.
Verisense is unlike other wearable sensors
Existing wearable platforms have been built to primarily serve the consumer and research markets. They can be used in a makeshift manner for clinical trials, but generally the same difficulties tend to reoccur which increases the risks of non compliance.
Verisense is the first wearable solution built specifically to solve the current issues standard wearables experience when it comes to use in clinical trials.
Battery Life - With up to 6 months battery life, the trial participant can wear the Verisense IMU 24/7, they never have to remove the device. The battery can also be replaced easily for extended trials periods.
Water Resistant - The sensor can be worn when showering and bathing.
Display Data - Users do not have access to any data, which could disrupt their regular routines thus preserving the integrity of the data captured.
Uploading Data - Once the sensor device is within range of the Verisense Base Station, data is automatically uploaded. No action from the user required. The sensor’s in-built flash memory also has 44 days worth of memory, so a participant can easily travel without affecting the trial data.
Integration - Verisense integrates into a full featured clinical trial management software platform, or Shimmer can help integrate into a platform of the client's choice.
Data Quality - Shimmer has long been recognized for the quality of data our platform outputs and our Verisense solution is no different. All of our raw data and peer reviewed algorithms for sleep and activity meet the standards necessary for clinical research.