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Virtual Clinical Trials on Sleep

Capturing real-world data from the comfort of people’s beds

Traditional sleep studies occur in a lab where a clinician uses polysomnography (PSG) to monitor sleep. But the data is often inaccurate because people aren't comfortable sleeping in foreign environments.  

Fortunately, ObvioHealth sleep study participants can snooze from their own beds, while data is collected passively using integrated wearables. This data can more easily be collected from larger sample sizes and sent directly to a central database, without the need to interrupt patient routines, resulting in smoother and unbiased real-world evidence collection.  

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Virtual Protocol Design for Substantiating a Sleep Claim

A multinational food manufacturer wanted to explore the optimal protocol for a virtual sleep study. The resulting protocol included endpoints around sleep, wellness and mental wellness.

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Collecting In-home Sleep Data from Parents of Preterm and Full-term Infants

All parents are tired. But a study of parents of preemies revealed that their levels of exhaustion are significantly higher, leaving them in need of greater support.

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The ObvioHealth App

Our proprietary application brings clinical research into people’s homes, making it easier for them to participate, and easier for researchers to collect robust data sets which reflect real behaviors.

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Delivering Better Data for Your Sleep Study

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Recruitment & Onboarding

Recruitment is often a huge barrier to trial success. ObvioHealth uses digital targeting methods to find untapped populations. We identify the online behaviors that point to people with a positive pre-disposition for a specific trial and, because our studies are virtual, we are not geographically tied to a site location.  

Once recruited, we enroll participants through virtual prescreening/screening and e-consent. This eliminates the burdensome cost of site retention and staffing requirements, and often shortens the recruitment period.

People are more willing to contribute to research, knowing they can participate from the comfort of their homes without the burden of traveling to site visits.  

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Outcomes Measurement

The ObvioHealth platform and app incorporates multiple data capture technologies to adapt to the needs of any given trial.  These include simple survey-type completion of questionnaires and diaries, image, video and audio capture and use of wearables. This last option is of course particularly relevant for sleep studies, but it is the complementary nature of our different data collection methods that ensures more robust real world outcomes.

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Logistics Management 

Our platform makes it easy to trigger, track and manage products and payment of incentives. ObvioHealth can reimburse participants with the stipend program that is fully virtual. We ship any needed study supplies or devices directly to the participant’s home.

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Medication Adherence & Adverse Events

An important advantage of ObvioHealth’s app is the real time remote monitoring of medication adherence and potential adverse events. Our escalating system of reminders and immediate AE/SAE detection make our studies safer, while also improving medication adherence.

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Higher compliance, higher retention, more accurate data

Our easy-to-use, convenient app makes it easier for participants to remain compliant. There is little to no time wasted travelling to clinical sites, so there are fewer drop-outs. All of this means that studies end on time or ahead of schedule. And because participants are able to report more real world and real time experiences, the resulting data is more accurate and reliable.