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ODL Data Set

Review the chart below to learn about the ODLs Project HealthDesign's five Round 2 teams captured, as well as how patient participants captured the data.

ODL Type Method of Capture Frequency
Peak-flow rates Self-report using personal best - NHLBI standard Daily
Controller medication adherence Self-report Daily
Use of rescue meds Self-report Daily
Reason for rescue med use Self-report Daily
Asthma trigger Self-report Daily
Levels/types of
physical activity
Accelerometer & self-report Continuous

Subjective levels of symptoms:
       1. Depression
       2. Anxiety
       3. Asthma

Self-report - emoticon
Self-report - emoticon
Self-report using NHLBI symptom list


Smoking Self-report  
Platform: Using CCR/XML with various platforms
Weight Withings scale Daily
Abdominal pain Self-report (Likert scale) and suspect foods Daily, as needed
Physical activity Fitbit measures miles per day Daily
Sleep Self-report, Likert scale Daily
Energy level Self-report, Likert scale Daily
Stress level Self-report, Likert scale Daily
Medications Self-report As prescribed,
as needed
Test results
(B12, Hgb)
Google Health As prescribed
Journal (trigger foods, questions for provider) Self-report Daily
dwellSense (formerly Embedded Assessment)
Taking medications Pillbox sensor: seven snap-action switches, one 3-axis accelerometer, water flow sensor Continuous
Making coffee Sensor: three contact sensors, infrared distance sensor, current sensor, scale (weight sensor) Continuous
Making phone calls Sensor: custom circuit for receiver off/on hook, MT8870 chip for decoding DTMF Continuous
Receiving phone calls Sensor: custom circuit for receiver off/on hook, MT8870 chip for decoding DTMF Continuous
Estrellita (formerly FitBaby)
Platform: Microsoft HealthVault
Weight Salter 914 Electronic Baby and Toddler Scale and image from T-Mobile G2 Camera Weekly
Infant fussiness Caregiver-reported As needed
Infant interactions Caregiver-reported Daily
Caregiver mood Intel Mood Map As needed
Caregiver stress Perceived Stress Scale from Mind Garden Monthly
Post-partum depression Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale Monthly
Diaper changes Freq for wet, dirty, wet/dirty diapers; single-diaper color analysis of image of diaper taken with T-Mobile G2 Camera Daily, as needed
Bonding activities Possible bonding activities: talking to, taking a walk with, singing to, reading to and doing tummy time with the baby Daily
Appointments Integrated calendar and scheduling
system for prompting journaling about
appointments and gathering data on
potential or actual missed appointments
As needed (weekly/bi-weekly/monthly)
iN Touch
Platform: TheCarrot
Food Self-report via photo or selection from menu ~2X/week
Mood Self-report via two-dimensional mood map (energy level and attitude),
single-dimensional scales for stress, anger, happiness, sadness

      1. Amount
      2. Influence
      3. Support


1-10 scale (not very much - a lot)
1-10 scale (negative - positive)
1-10 scale (not very much - a lot)



Physical activity Self-report via activity log ~2X/week

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