Want to help advance Dr. Chunara’s study to the next phase? Anyone with a smartphone can help! Install apps to add Moves data, Runkeeper data (if you record your exercise), or HealthKit data (if you have an iPhone). The study invites Fitbit data too! You can donate any of these – or all of them – to the Keeping Pace study on Open Humans.
Keeping Pace is currently participating in the Healthy Behavior Data Challenge which is jointly run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services. This challenge is looking for ideas on how novel data sources and methods can support public health surveillance for healthy behaviors.
Keeping Pace was amongst the winners of Phase I of the challenge – in part thanks to 167 Open Humans members who already donated their activity data! For Phase II the goal is to further implement their proposed prototype. For this, Keeping Pace is looking for more participants.
About the project: Keeping Pace was one of the first studies to join Open Humans, back in July 2015! It is a study led by Dr. Rumi Chunara, an assistant professor at New York University. Her research interests are at the intersection of computer science and public health and make a great match to Open Humans! With Keeping Pace she aims to gain new insights into how seasons and the local environment influence our movement patterns.