Enabling Tech: Secure, high frequency data capture platforms (Milestone 11.E)
Timeline Start - End2018 - 2024
Research Implementation AreaEnabling Technologies and Disease Monitoring
Build end-to-end secure, high frequency data capture platforms to enable continuous monitoring of research participants across the disease trajectory; these capabilities should include remote methods for consenting and collection and validation of multiple health indices as a digital biomarker for health and disease.
Provide support to develop at least one high frequency data capture platform to enable:
- Secure, high-frequency monitoring of research participants across the disease trajectory.
- Remote methods for consenting and collection.
- Validation of multiple health indices as digital biomarker for health and disease.
Summary of Key Accomplishments
This milestone is in progress. NIA-funded Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change infrastructure projects are developing and testing tools that measure cognitive abilities using mobile devices that can be adopted in dementia clinical research studies. NIA has funded multiple projects that are developing cognitive screening tools to be incorporated into electronic health record systems to assist physicians in measuring cognitive decline and detecting dementia earlier to inform treatment options and help persons living with dementia and their care partners plan for the future. With co-funding from multiple Institutes, NIA supported a large multi-site research platform called Collaborating Aging Research Using Technology (CART). CART engaged four research sites and diverse research participants to ensure that technologies for aging in place are inclusive, widely applicable, and can be easily integrated into a variety of future research studies.
The key accomplishments summary is current as of March 2022.
- RFA-AG-16-021: Collaborative Aging (in Place) Research Using Technology (CART) (U2C)
- RFA-AG-18-012: Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (U2C)
- NOT-AG-21-048: Digital Technology for Early Detection and Monitoring of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias