Fitbit provides tools that can help address critical challenges in health research..
OUR PRODUCTS HELP RESEARCHERS:
design innovative protocolsFitbit offers a range of devices including activity trackers, the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch, and Fitbit Aria 2 wifi smart scale. Our open API allows researchers to continuously access data being collected throughout the duration of the study.
collect objective dataThe data collected with Fitbit devices helps researchers prevent biases and other measurement errors.
engage individualsFitbit’s brand can help recruitment by drawing participants to studies. Our devices are designed to be worn for longer periods of time versus many typical research grade devices, allowing researchers to collect data and gain insight over longer periods of time.
“Fitbit’s consumer-friendly technology provides our customers with meaningful ways to capture 24/7, real-time data so they can design innovative study protocols in ways not possible before.”- Aaron Coleman, CEO of Fitabase
A recent study found that Fitbit devices were the most commonly used physical activity monitors used in published work.Read the Study
How Fitbit and others have the pulse of health research, San Francisco Chronicle
Why researchers are flocking to Fitbit in the fight against disease, Wareable
Fitbit & Dana Farber