ActiGraph, a provider of objective physical activity and sleep/wake measurement solutions for the global research community, has released its new Study Admin Portal, a web-based software tool that provides the company’s pharmaceutical client base with a turnkey solution for the collection, analysis and management of actigraphy data as part of a clinical trial protocol.
The Study Admin Portal, in conjunction with the company’s newest generation of Bluetooth Smart wireless actigraphy monitors, helps with many of the logistical challenges faced by pharmaceutical companies and CROs seeking to enhance the quality of their trial data through the collection of objective physical activity and sleep measures.
The portal features a simplified “plug and play” actigraphy device deployment and download system to ease operational burden of the clinical team and eliminate the potential for user errors that may result in missing or incomplete data. Once actigraphy monitors are deployed, data can be uploaded directly to the web-based portal via a companion mobile application, giving investigators access to near real-time data from anywhere and solving the inherent data collection limitations related to device battery life and data storage capacity. Study coordinators can manage patients site-by-site to ensure actigraphy data is being captured and there are no issues with devices and wear-compliance.
The Study Admin Portal leverages the power of ActiLife, ActiGraph’s research-driven software platform, to automatically screen collected data and deliver patient measures derived from validated, industry standard algorithms to the sponsor or clinical trial database. ActiGraph partners with renowned academic organizations to offer advanced data interpretation services based on specific patient populations, therapeutic areas or measurement protocols.
“We’ve spent the last decade building hardware and software products to meet the needs of a primarily academic-based research community,” said Jeff Arnett, ActiGraph CEO. “As we’ve become involved in clinical trials over the last several years, we’ve recognized the unique set of challenges these clients face. The Study Admin Portal was developed as a direct response to these challenges and provides our clients with the best of both worlds—high-quality, validated objective measures and the simplicity of an actigraphcorp.com automated, web-based application that can be easily deployed within the complex drug development environment.”
The portal also can be used to augment the functionality of the ActiLife software platform for ActiGraph’s core academic research clients. By linking it with their ActiLife license, researchers can use the portal to efficiently manage studies and access real-time data from the web, while still preserving the ability to perform high-level analytics on raw subject data using ActiLife.