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Digital health wearables for monitoring health and activity of the person being cared for survey

We would like to know about your perceptions and any experiences of using digital health wearables for monitoring the health and activity of the people you care for.

Our current focus is on fitness trackers, commonly referred to as activity trackers, wearable fitness devices which track daily fitness levels. Examples include wrist-bands from Fitbit or Jawbone, or smart watches from Apple or Samsung, or smart rings or bracelets. Typically these devices record steps walked, heart rate, sleep patterns, or calories expended.

Your inputs will help us to understand how similar health wearables could be effectively used if they became a part of healthcare: caring, monitoring and self-management of health.
The survey will take 6-8 minutes to complete. If you care for more than one person, choose one of the persons you care for and complete the survey from their perspective. You may choose to fill up the survey more than once from the perspective of each of the persons that you care for.
More details of the project are here: http://www.shaileyminocha.info/digital-health-wearables/ The research design of this project has been approved by The Open University’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC/2016/2191/Minocha/1).

By progressing to the next stage of this survey, you are giving us consent to collect the data. The data being collected in this survey is completely anonymous and the data will be stored securely. If you would like to leave the survey at any point, you can exit the survey by using the button in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

If you have any queries about the survey or if you would like to reach us on email, please contact Professor Shailey Minocha of The Open University, UK: shailey.minocha@open.ac.uk

Thank you and regards.

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