Mobile Health Study Incorporating Novel Fitness Test

J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2022 Sep 22. doi: 10.1007/s12265-022-10317-x. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Mobile health (mHealth) is a rapidly expanding field within precision medicine and precision health that provides healthcare support and interventions using mobile technologies, such as smartphones and smartwatches. The growing ubiquity of commercial wireless signals and smartphones allows mHealth technologies to have a substantially broader reach than traditional healthcare networks. My Fitness Counts, a cross-platform My Heart Counts spinout study, is a pioneer cross-platform mHealth study for measuring cardiovascular fitness levels. The study uses Real-World Insights, a platform designed to host mHealth studies. In this paper, we present insights gained through the quality control process undertaken prior to the release of the cross-platform mHealth study My Fitness Counts. Through extensive testing of the 21 iOS and 11 Android builds of the application, over 70 bugs were identified and corrected during the 5-month development process of My Fitness Counts.

Keywords: Applications; Cardiovascular; Cross-platform; Mobile computing; Mobile health; Precision health; Quality control; Real-World Insights; Remote trials; Smartphones.