Resources

Members of the Consortium have access to tools and support to support their research projects. Please contact us for more information.

Web applications

DeepHealth Lab

DeepHealth Lab is a platform for health science researchers. This site connects to an SSL-secured database hosted by DigitalOcean Cloud services. Using our platform, researchers can access raw participant data that is secured using a robust access level management system. Additionally, DeepHealth Lab has an API (application program interface) that allows for easy integration with outside sensors and services.

Current integrations include:

  • Twilio is a cloud communications platform company that allows software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls and send and receive text messages using its web service APIs. We use Twilio to prompt individuals to complete various coaching tasks at that time. Twilio allows us to insert a link that directly opens our NUCoach mobile app (this function in iOS only).
  • Wearable sensors, such as Microsoft Band 2, Empatica E4, Misfit devices, and Firstbeat Bodyguard 2 (ECG). Using our mobile companion applications (for MS Band 2 and Misfit) or simple drag-and-drop (for E4 and Firstbeat), DeepHealth Lab will automatically converts sensor data into standard MySQL format before storing in our database.

Additional documentation on DeepHealth Lab can be found here: https://deephealthlab.org/#!/docs/

NUCoach

The NUCoach system, or health coaching platform, is a flexible project and user management system that facilitates research studies and real-time coaching interventions. https://nucoach.org

Mobile applications

DeepHealth (Android)

DeepHealth is a custom built application that can collect data from wearable devices on mobile phones with Android operating systems. It is currently able to receive data from the Microsoft Band 2 (streaming via Bluetooth). This application enters the data from the wearables into our secure database. (Phones must concurrently run the device’s commercial application, Microsoft Health, and be connected to the internet for data to be collected.) Available on the Google Playstore.

NUCoach (Android/iOS)

NUCoach is the participant-facing mobile interface for the health coaching platform. Participants can link NUCoach to their wearable device to receive feedback on physical activity (currently works with Misfit devices). Additionally, NUCoach facilitates EMA/I protocols and communication with an individual’s health coach. Available on the App Store and Google Playstore.

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