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Measuring health-related data in longitudinal studies can be a difficult task.

However, the recent development of innovative new techniques, such as the passive detection of health behaviours like smoking with wearable devices, means we will soon be able to measure more detailed and accurate data, in less invasive ways than has previously been possible.

This full-day workshop aims to explore and discuss the use of these new technologies and methods for capturing health-related data in longitudinal studies.

Delegates will hear experiences of techniques already in use in the CLOSER's consortium of studies, and from researchers developing new approaches to capturing a variety of health data from participants’ in their day-to-day lives. There will also be opportunities to discuss issues related to these new techniques, and ideas and requirements for future developments within this field.


Outline of the day

The day will run from 09:30 - 15:15 with lunch and refreshments provided throughout the day.

0900 Registration and refreshments

0930 Welcome and overview of the day - Andy Skinner (MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol)

0940 Session 1 - Reflections on experience

0940 Objectively measuring physical activity in the Millennium Cohort Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study - Matt Brown (Institute of Education, UCL)

0955 Adopting new technologies in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development - Andrew Wong (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, UCL)

1010 Plans for the Health Innovation Panel in Understanding Society -
Meena Kumari (Institute for Social & Economic Research, University of Essex)

1025 - 1040 Session discussion

1045 Coffee

1100 Session 2 - Tools and techniques

1105 Using Twitter for high-resolution phenotyping of mood in large samples - Oliver Davis (MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol)

1120 StopWatch: a smartwatch-based system for passive detection of smoking - Chris Stone (Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol)

1135 Through babies’ eyes: practical and theoretical considerations of using wearable technology to measure parent-infant behaviour from the mothers’ and infants’ viewpoints - Rebecca Pearson (Centre for Academic Mental Health, University of Bristol)

1150 Online tools and mobile phone photography for in-depth dietary data capture: reflections from a pilot study - Laura Johnson (Centre for Exercise Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol)

1205 - 1220 Session discussion


1225 Lunch


1315
Session 3 - New directions in connected health

1320 SPHERE - a Sensor Platform for Healthcare in a Residential Environment - Pete Woznawski (Merchant Venturers’ School of Engineering, University of Bristol)

1335 Current and potential uses of connected health devices for research data collection - Josh Keith (Associate Director, Social Research Institute, Ipsos MORI)

1350 - 1405 Session discussion


1410 General discussion - Defining a research agenda and identifying priority areas for further research


1500 Summary of discussion

1515 Wrap-up

1530 Close


Tickets

Please note when booking, delegates will be presented with three ticket options:


Speaker tickets should be chosen by individuals who will presenting at this workshop
CLOSER partners tickets have been reserved for colleagues at the CLOSER partner studies
General admission tickets are available for all to book


Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Jennie Blows (j.blows@ucl.ac.uk).

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