Stanford Wockets Activity Project (SWAP)

Project Team

The Stanford Wocket Project is one phase of a six-year collaboration between scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University School of Medicine dedicated to the development and evaluation of new technologies to better monitor health-related behaviors when people are in their usual environments (home, work, leisure, commuting).  This research is funded by a grant from the Gene Environment and Health Initiative of the National Institutes of Health.

Massachusets Insitiute of Technology (MIT)

The design and development of the custom hardware and software for the Wockets and the special applications used on the mobile phone and secure server where all the data are transmitted, stored and analyzed takes place under the leadership of Stephen Intille, PhD (Principal Investigator of the project) with assistance primarily from Fahd Albinali, PhD, Selene Mota, Jason Nawyn.

Stanford University

At Stanford Medical School investigators have been conducting a series of experiments evaluating each new version of the Wocket and mobile phone hardware and software and collecting physiological data to validate the identification of physical activity and inactivity, type, intensity and duration 24/7.  The research at Stanford University is directed by William (Bill) Haskell, PhD with most of the work being performed by Denise Shine, BS (Subject Coordinator), Abey Mukkananchery, BS, MS (Technology Coordinator) and Mary Rosenberger, PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow).

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