STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford Center for Digital Health has awarded five seed grants and a total of 1,000 Apple Watches to research projects led by Stanford faculty.
The projects are designed to study whether creative uses of the smartwatches can achieve meaningful health care outcomes.
“Our goal, simply stated, is to enable the Stanford community to do cool stuff to improve health care with technology,” said Dr. Mintu Turakhia, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine and senior director of research and innovation at the center, in a statement.
The center provides platforms for digital health experts, industry members and students to come together and share knowledge; it’s also an internal resource for the Stanford community, providing infrastructure and support in the field of digital health.
Projects that received seed funding are:
- Harnessing mindset in health technology;
- ReClaim: A virtual therapist for stroke patient arm recovery;
- Exploring an artificial intelligence approach to support adherence behaviors in psychiatric clinical care;
- Stop, watch: Reducing hyperactivity and supporting attention for youth with ADHD; and
- Individualized migraine attack prediction with self-reported and passively collected data.
“We aim to facilitate novel and transformative research with health care technology, leveraging the expertise and academic rigor of Stanford,” said Dr. Lauren Cheung, clinical assistant professor of medicine and senior director of strategy and operations at the center, in a statement.