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Today, we’re happy to announce that Fitabase has supported over 200 studies that used Fitbit devices to incorporate activity, sleep, and heart rate data as part of their innovative research. 

Since our founding in 2012, we’ve been working hard to serve our research customers and support their groundbreaking endeavours. When we first launched, we knew that there was a better way to conduct research that depends on accurate and reliable measures of physical activity. Typical research devices were expensive, uncomfortable, and hindered by poor battery life. In 2012, we saw that Fitbit devices were solving these exact issues. 

“Fitbit’s consumer-friendly technology provides our customers with an accurate, meaningful way to capture 24/7, real-time data and design innovative study protocols in ways not possible before.”  - Aaron Coleman, Fitabase CEO 

Fitbit devices offer a unique ability to measure and collect longitudinal activity, sleep, and heart rate data for a variety of studies, and thanks to our long standing collaboration with Fitbit we have been able to provide our customers with an advanced platform to access this data at the highest resolution. From studies examining hospital readmission rates after spine surgery, to unique personalized intervention programs for cancer survivors, our clients are developing the next generation of health research. We’re proud to serve those looking to solve complex issues in health and healthcare, including researchers at Arizona State University, Northwest University, UCSF, and the many other institutions and organizations who have used Fitabase to support their work.

“Fitbit has always been focused on empowering people to lead healthier, more active lives through data and insights. Fitabase has helped make our mission a reality with researchers by allowing them to better engage study participants, collect more objective data, and ultimately, develop new interventions that may positively influence patient care.” -Amy McDonough, vice president and general manager of Fitbit Group Health

With the nationwide focus on precision medicine, we see that Fitbit and the entire wearable industry are providing opportunities to measure, track, and engage with research participants in ways that were never before possible. With our scalable web-based platform and these always-on connected devices worn by millions of people, we’re excited to be pushing the envelope of discovery. Today we’re happy to announce that the Fitabase platform has processed and delivered over 2 billion minutes of data, and we look forward to providing our innovative solutions for researchers looking to improve health around the world. 

If you’re interested in incorporating wearable devices in your work, we’d love to help. Get in touch today.

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