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Patrick Hankey

Patrick Hankey, PhD., VP Business Development at VivoSense, has a doctorate in cell biology from The Queen's University, Belfast. He is a former research scientist at the University of California, San Diego.

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Commonly Used Wearable Sensors in Clinical Trials

Posted by Patrick Hankey on August 4, 2020

Wearable sensors provide sophisticated insights into patients’ real-world behavior and functioning in clinical trials and healthcare settings. Drug development researchers, regulators, payors, and patients want to see meaningful, valid insights enabled by them. In this guide, we break down the following commonly used wearable sensors: including what they do, their benefits, and other important considerations for incorporating them into your clinical trial:

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Getting Started Using Wearable Sensors for Clinical Research

Posted by Patrick Hankey on July 23, 2020

Wearable sensors and digital technology offer great potential in understanding the patient experience in clinical trials. The collection of rich data, captured in real-world settings, provides deep insights into our understanding of medical treatment effects. With so many factors to consider, however, it is no simple task to make this choice. Here are some key considerations for getting started using wearable sensor data collection for clinical research.

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Developing Digital Biomarkers in Clinical Trials and Healthcare Delivery

Posted by Patrick Hankey on May 1, 2017

The practice of medicine and medical research is undergoing a rapid digital revolution transforming healthcare into a science of data analytics. The term Digital Health has entered the lexicon as we increasingly understand and describe medicine in terms of data generated by wearable physiological sensors, genetic sequencing and medical imaging. Rock Health, a venture fund dedicated to the founding and growth of Digital Health companies, recently published a report on the data driven transformation of healthcare, in particular highlighting the urgent need to develop digital biomarkers. Digital biomarkers are the medical signal or signatures contained in the vast data sets generated by the ever increasing use of leading edge medical technologies.

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