Connected Health Research

As research pioneers in the connected health movement, we are working with federal and industry partners to harness the power of mobile and smart devices to enhance communication, outcomes and reduce costs. Some examples of our ongoing or recently completed projects include:

  • A smartwatch-enabled cardiac rehabilitation pilot project for patients who suffer a heart attack
  • A smartphone-smartvest dyad for fluid accumulation detection in heart failure patients (Dovancescu S, Saczynski JS, Darling CE, et al. Detecting Heart Failure Decompensation by Measuring Transthoracic Bioimpedance in the Outpatient Setting: Rationale and Design of the SENTINEL-HF Study. Eysenbach G, ed. JMIR Research Protocols. 2015;4(4):e121. doi:10.2196/resprot.4899)
  • A smartphone arrhythmia detection software platform (1.McManus, D. et al. PULSE-SMART: Pulse based Arrhythmia Discrimination Using a Novel Smartphone Application. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology In Press)
  • Simband Watch: Detecting atrial fibrillation using a Simband watch
  • A natural language processing platform for detection complications of cardiovascular medications using data in the electronic health record
  • A randomized trial of automated ECG analysis for arrhythmia detection
  • Testing of novel wearable ECG electrodes for wireless heart rhythm analysis
  • Same-day cardiac device surgeries empowered by remote follow-up using telemonitoring

If you're interested in participating in the design or testing of novel cardiovascular connected health programs, please contact us at 508-856-6915. We would be happy to learn more about you, your perspectives and interest in joining the connected health team at the UMass Memorial Medical Center.

To be connected to clinical trials at UMass Chan Medical School, visit our Conquering Diseases site.