Category: Seed Projects

Fitness Improvement and Tracking Tool (FITT)

Pl: Deepak Kumar, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, SAR Co-Pls: Belinda Borrelli, School of Dental Medicine, SDM; Tuhina Neogi, Medicine, MED The project aims to develop an mHealth intervention to increase physical activity (PA) levels in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) that is responsive to the severity and prevalence of poor sleep, fatigue, and depressed […]

Mapping of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Pl: Michael Otto, Psychological & Brain Sciences, CAS The project aims to communicate research results in a new format that allows for better interpretation by clinicians. The project will display qualitative and quantitative information on the efficacy of interventions using a topographical map approach. The topographical map approach is intended to aid retention of efficacy […]

Development of Infrastructure Platform for e-cognitive Studies

Pl: Honghuang Lin, Medicine, MED Co-Pls: Rhoda Au, Neurology, MED The project aims to explore novel digital devices to monitor cognitive function as part of e-Cognitive Health Initiative (e-CHI), which is built around the lessons learned from the Framingham Cognitive Aging program, the most comprehensive cognitive aging database in the world. The goal is to […]

Optimizing Discharge Decisions to Reduce Surgery Re-Admissions

Pl: Ioannis Paschalidis, Electrical & Computer Engineering, ENG Co-Pls: George Kasotakis, Surgery, MED This project aims to develop predictive analytics to predict re-admissions within 30-days from discharge after surgery. Researchers will begin with a dataset of 5,769 BMC patients and then expand the project’s scope to 2,275,452 patients in order to improve prediction accuracy. The […]

Mobile App for TBI Assessment

Pl: Anna Hohler, Neurology, MED Co-Pls: Monica Parker-James, Medicine, MED This project is developing a mobile gaming application for those exposed to head trauma. The app would engage users in a fun way while it conducted a preliminary assessment of the head trauma and then used that data to make a recommendation regarding the necessity […]

Overdose Prevention Mobile App Prototype

Pl: Abby Rudolph, Epidemiology, SPH The project aims to develop a prototype for an overdose prevention mobile app. The team will work to expand access to overdose prevention trainings, since most overdose prevention programs train persons who use drugs (PWUD) in-person. The project will increase access to refresher trainings, as needed and in an emergency, […]

ExerciseCheck: Remote Monitoring and Evaluation Platform for Home Based Physical Therapy

Pl: Margrit Betke, Computer Science, CAS Co-Pls: Theresa Ellis, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, SAR ExerciseCheck is a new digital health system designed to support rehabilitation. Users will exercise in front of a Microsoft Kinect motion sensing interface and a webcam that records the patients’ movement trajectory and provides visual feedback to the patient through […]

A Text-Messaging Approach to Improving Self-Management of Chronic Conditions among Boston’s Highest Utilizing Homeless Persons

Pl: D. Keith McInnes, Health Law, Policy & Management, SPH Co-Pls: Thomas Byrne, Social Welfare Policy, SSW This project aims to develop text messaging interventions for homeless patients that will promote greater access to chronic disease self-management and outpatient care. To do so, the team will work with homeless patients to review the appropriateness of […]

Enabling Data Science for Medicine

Pl: Gerald Denis, Medicine, MED Co-Pls: Naomi Ko, Medicine, MED; Mayank Varia, RISCS This project aims to bridge the gap between available medical data and the regressive infrastructure of clinical data sharing. After analyzing datasets held by researchers at BU’s School of Medicine, the team will establish a common format for clinical data. This will […]

Leveraging Smartphone Sensing Technology to Identify Social Isolation in Mental Illness

Pl: Daniel Fulford, Occupational Therapy, SAR Co-Pls: Richard West, Computer Science, CAS; Yuting Zhang, Computer Science, MET Social isolation occurs as a result of mental health conditions such as depression and schizophrenia, which can lead to further disability and early mortality. Medication can reduce many symptoms of mental health conditions but not social isolation. This […]