HANDDS-ONT Core Study Protocol
The HANDDS-ONT core study included a series of steps that took place over the course of eight weeks, in the participants’ home and community. The exact order of these steps may vary.
Screening and Informed Consent
It all started with an introduction and screening. Our aim was to ensure that HANDDS-ONT was a good fit for the participant.
Following a successful screening, participants reviewed the informed consent with our study coordinator, to ensure they were aware of everything that is involved with HANDDS-ONT.
Receiving and Reviewing Wearables
Participants received a package containing three small, wearable sensors. Our study coordinator ensured participants knew how to wear the sensors, enabling them to capture data, while minimizing burden.
Wearing Sensors 24/7 for 7-10 Days
Participants were asked to wear the sensors on their chest, wrist and ankle as they went about their day-to-day activities. Our coordinators were available to answer any questions that arose.
Providing Blood Sample
Participants provided a blood sample at a local LifeLabs location.
Participants completed 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 could be completed through an online link.
Reviewing Personalized Health & Activity Report
Specially designed reports, generated from data collected through the wearables, were sent to participants. These were reviewed with study participants and could be shared with their circle of care.
Participants were asked to provide their feedback on the health and activity reports, along with the experience of participating in HANDDS-ONT.