Researchers Seek Volunteers for Heartphone Study

We are seeking participants 18 – 49 years of age with Android smartphones.

Subjects must be interested in increasing physical activity.

To participate in this study, you must complete a telephone screening and, if eligible, schedule a lab visit to enroll. In that lab visit you will complete a questionnaire on the computer, learn how to install an application on your smartphone. The study will last for 8 weeks and you will complete a brief survey at the end of each week over the study period. Each survey will take no longer than 2-3 minutes. In the final (second) lab visit, you will also complete a brief questionnaire to assess your experience with the Heartphone Splash app and the study procedures.

A gift card will be offered in a raffle for completing this study. You will be eligible to be in the raffle if you attend the weekly lab visit, complete all questionnaires, and use the app continuously during the study period. You will be also be offered a summary of data from the activity monitor.

If you are interested in participating, for more information on the project, including how to participate, please contact the researchers at 814-865-7935 or hxk273@psu.edu.

All enquiries will be treated privately and confidentially.

Penn State IRB Approval Number: 
STUDY00006708

Participant Inclusion Criteria

Starting Age in Years: 
18
Ending Age in Years: 
49
Additional Inclusion Criteria: 

Interested in increasing physical activity

Own/use an Android-based smartphone

Willing to install/use Heartphone Splash application

Exclusion Criteria: 

Injuries or illnesses that preclude unassisted standing or walking

Do not speak English

Pregnant or planning to become pregnant within the next month

Will compensation be provided?: 
Yes
Compensation amount:: 
A gift card will be offered in a raffle for completing this study

Study Dates, Times and Location

Location of Study: 
17 Rec Hall
By Appointment?: 
Yes
Approx Study Length: 
8
week(s)
Study Length Details: 
The study will last for 8 weeks and you will complete a brief survey at the end of each week via your smartphone. Each survey will take no longer than 2-3 minutes. Two lab visits are required at the beginning of the study and at the end of the study. In the lab visits, you will also complete a brief survey, and it will take no longer than 30 min.

Contact Information

Contact Name: 
Henley Kim
Contact Email: 
hxk273@psu.edu
Contact Phone Number: 
8148657935