Developed for Outcomes Based Healthcare, Sense360 is a new digital way of measuring health outcomes, created to help healthcare systems measure and pay for the value they provide.
Health outcomes are currently measured using long, laborious Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) questionaires, which present a barrier to the widespread adoption of outcomes based healthcare. Sense360 is a research app built to find a way of continuously and passively measuring health outcomes using data gathered from sensors in the phone. Smartphone behaviour has been shown by companies such as Ginger.io to reliably predict scores on depression and anxiety scales, suggesting that our quality of life is to some extent reflected in how we use our devices.
We gathered actively reported PRO data from a group of participants with diabetes, as well as passive, continuous sensor data from the phone. Using a machine learning approach we aimed to find clusters of sensor data that correlate with PRO scores, allowing us to eventually remove the questionnaires all together.