As part of the research at Queen Mary Univercity Wearables Group, we are recruiting pairs of adults and their ageing loved-ones who live independently (parent, guardian, friend or relative) to take part in our remote study that looks into why many ageing people dislike wearing smart devices and what can be done to change this.
Taking part in our research study is easy, and may help you and your loved-one to find a better way to stay in-touch with each other and enjoy the benefits of smart watch has to offer. During the study we will ask following:
- At the beginning and at the end of the study we will ask you and your loved-one to fill in an survey (on line, or via the phone, depending on our preference)
- Following a first survey, we will hold a short onboarding video meeting, where we will help you and your loved-one navigate the Apple Watch, Apple Health and some related apps and guide you through the sharing preferences and selected features that need to be on.
- Throughout the study, you and your loved-one will receive two short daily questions, asking you to rate how you are getting on with using your devices.
- The study is expected to last two months. Half-way through you will be entered into a draw to receive US $150, and we will compensate any apps that you had to purchase or sign up to at our request.
- And at the end of the completed study, each of you can expect to receive a US $20 gift, along with the debriefing and recomendation for possible enhancements of your mutual experience with an Apple Watch.
- One of you needs to be 50 years old or older
- One of you needs to be 18 years or older
- Both you and your loved-one need to own an Apple Watch Series 4 or newer
- Both you and your loved-one need to own an iPhone 6S or newer
- Both of you need to be able to provide an informed content prior to start of the study
- Neither one of you should have a significant cognitive impairment, defined as a known diagnosis of dementia
- Both of you should be able to communicate without severe hearing and eyesight loss, or speech disorder
PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT:
- We will NOT be collecting any sensitive health and location data from you
- We will NOT be distributing your data to any third parties
- We intend to publish the results of the study in the open access publication, but in no way your individual information will be identifiable.
- Ethical guidelines were approved by Queen Mary Univercity
- We know life circumstances change, and you and your loved-on are free to drop out of the study at any time.
This study is run as a part of our ongoing research about wearable devices and involves following institutions: