SpotLight-19 Research & Development Study

  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Updated on 26 September 2022
Accepts healthy volunteers


In this study, we will use the SpotLight-19 device in patients presenting to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Assessment Centre for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. Consenting patients will undergo a Spotlight-19 scan. We will link the scan to PCR results, age, vaccination status, and COVID-19 symptoms in order to calibrate the SpotLight-19 prediction algorithm of a state of COVID-19 infection.


Implementation of rapid, accessible, and accurate COVID-19 testing is a cornerstone of public health efforts to contain and respond to the spreading virus. To respond to this need, ISBRG Corp is applying its SpotLight-19 device to the challenge of developing a non-invasive screening test for COVID-19. The SpotLight-19 device is designed to use non-invasive visible and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopic measurements of an individual's fingertip and an artificial intelligence technology platform calibrated using viral diagnostic measurements to identify and recognize a spectral fingerprint specific to COVID-19.

All individuals (3yrs or older) presenting to designated hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Ottawa will be recruited to participate. Only people with extreme fingertip scarring will be excluded. Consenting participants will undergo a scan using the SpotLight-19 device - this includes a Fitzpatrick Skin Assessment and 10-20 second scans of the fingertip with the SpotLight-19 device. Following the scan participants will undergo a PCR test as per usual care. The PCR result, participant age, COVID-19 vaccination status, and presence of COVID-19 symptoms will be collected from the medical record and shared with ISBRG Corp. A minimum of 250 COVID-19 positive and a minimum of 250 COVID-19 negative as determined by PCR will be sought. The number of enrolled participants to achieve the sample size will depend on the COVID-19 positivity rate.

Condition Screening
Treatment Spectral scan
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05198869
SponsorOttawa Hospital Research Institute
Last Modified on26 September 2022

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