While the Digital Health Devices were unavailable over the last year due to COVID-19, the number of mobile apps and health devices used to track and fight the coronavirus exploded and continues to rapidly evolve. Now that we know more about sanitizing and quarantining materials to limit the spread of the virus, the Duke Mobile App Gateway and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives are once again welcoming requests from researchers, clinicians, and students across Duke Health and Duke University considering digital health devices for their research or clinical needs. We hope this collection will facilitate the appropriate device selection (data collection, data format, participant comfort, etc.) for research and pilot projects across Duke (COVID-19 related or not!). Devices can be checked out for two weeks for exploration and testing (renewals or extended loans may be possible).
Currently the collection includes over 30 devices, such as: activity trackers (FitBit and Apple Watch), smart devices (Echo, Google Home, etc), tablets (iPad, Fire, etc), virtual reality (Oculus Go), and vital metric devices (temperature, pulse oximeter, fertility, blood pressure, eeg, ekg, vision, ascultation, weight, etc).
For more information or to check device availability, see: Digital Health Device Collection
Note: This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340.
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