If you have rheumatoid arthritis, this is your chance to make a difference
Take part in a study to improve care for people with RA
We’re developing new ways for consultants to digitally monitor disease activity in people diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Our aim is to reduce the amount of time wasted travelling to and from clinic and inform how digital technologies can be used to monitor disease activity from the comfort of your home.
The study brings together experts from three different fields.
Rheumatologists from the Royal United Hospitals Bath, an NHS centre of excellence. Analysts from the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA) at University of Bath. And health app developers from Living With, creators of the top paid medical app in the UK.
Participants will need to attend an hour-long introductory test session. During this time, your mobile phone will be set up with an app. You will also have the chance to test a verity of accompanying connected devices.
After the initial session, participants will be asked to track their disease activity once a week through the app for roughly 6 weeks. Tracking in the app should be quick and take less than five minutes to complete.
Depending on availability, participants may be asked to return for additional testing sessions with the accompanying connected devices.
At the end of the tracking period, participants will be asked back for a final session or call to feedback.
All participants need to:
- Own a mobile phone
- Have been diagnosed with RA
- Have the ability to travel to London or Bath for introductory test session