Take part in a new RA study

Help us develop new clinical ways of monitoring how active your Rheumatoid Arthritis is on any given day.

Take part in a pilot study that will explore how digital technologies can be used to monitor disease activity of people diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis

The study is being conducted by rheumatologists from the Royal United Hospitals Bath, analysts from the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA) at University of Bath and technology experts from Living With.

The aim of the study is to develop new ways of digitally capturing disease activity from the convenience of one’s home rather than relying on technology that can only be accessed in a clinic.

During the study participants will test new ways of capturing RA disease activity including using a mobile thermal imaging camera, capturing grip strength using a dynamometer via video and pinpointing symptoms with pain maps.

By testing a range of new technologies, we hope to help better understand which devices work best to collect information that clinicians can use to better manage their patients and clinical resource.

If you have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and live in the Bath area*, we’d like you to take part in our pilot study.

The pilot is taking place throughout December and early January.

All participants will need to book a 60-minute appointment at CAMERA’s offices on the University of Bath campus.

*Reasonable travel expenses will be covered for study participants.

CAMERA – Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications

University of Bath

+44 (0)7870 870499