HANDDS-ONT Core Study Protocol
Screening and Informed Consent
It all starts with an introduction and screening. Our aim is to ensure that HANDDS-ONT is a good fit for the participant.
Following a successful screening, participants review the informed consent with our study coordinator, to ensure they are aware of everything that is involved with HANDDS-ONT.
Receiving and Reviewing Wearables
Participants receive a package containing three small, wearable sensors. Our study coordinator ensures participants know how to wear the sensors, enabling them to capture data, while minimizing burden.
Wearing Sensors 24/7 for 7-10 Days
Participants are asked to wear the sensors on their chest, wrist and ankle as they go about their day-to-day activities. Our coordinators are available to answer any questions that arise.
Providing Blood Sample
Participants provide a blood sample at a local LifeLabs location.
Participants complete a cognitive health assessment and a short series of mood and quality of life questionnaires – either on the phone or through video-consult with the coordinator. The questionnaires can be completed through an online link.
Reviewing Personalized Health & Activity Report
Specially designed reports, generated from data collected through the wearables, are sent to participants. These are reviewed with study participants and can be shared with their circle of care.
Participants are asked to provide their feedback on the health and activity reports, along with the experience of participating in HANDDS-ONT.