College and Monashee applied research projects seeks participants

By Public Affairs | February 16, 2021
           

App Project

An applied research project by Okanagan College and Monashee Health Collective, a local allied health professional clinic, is in need of participants to help guide the creation of a cutting-edge new tool to enhance communication between patients and health care professionals.

Funded by a grant from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the goal of the project is to launch a prototype holistic wellness app.

“We are looking for people to participate in this research project to investigate the impact of a new health app on quality of life,” explains the project’s Principal Investigator Kathryn Reimer. “This app will allow you to keep track of your activities, and talk virtually to an allied health professional. It’s different than other health apps you may have tried because it takes a holistic approach to healthcare, it’s more than just another exercise app.”

Who is eligible to participate? Participants must be between 19-80 years of age between February and March 2021, have a smart phone with Internet access, an email address, and be able to read/write in English.

What is required? Participants will be asked to use the app prototype for one month, and complete three short surveys about their experience. Each survey takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

“We hope people of the Okanagan will seize this opportunity to contribute to research that may help improve quality of life for Canadian adults,” says Reimer.

To learn more about the opportunity, visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/AppResearchParticipants

For more information about the project, contact Kathryn Reimer at KReimer@okanagan.bc.ca.



Tags: Partnership, Learning and Applied Research, NSERC, Inside OC

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