Airways Clinical Research Centers - MICT
Research Awards Nationwide Recipient (2013-2015)
Finding participants for research trials is not easy, likely because of the time and effort required on the participant’s part as well as logistical barriers. The MICT trial will study whether the use of mobile devices and internet technology make clinical trials more convenient and cost effective. Participants in the study will be provided an iPad to take home to complete questionnaires and health information diaries. Rather than coming to the clinic for their appointments, they will utilize FaceTime, a live, video-telephone software application developed by Apple that is built into the device. This will allow them to have real-time interaction with the study staff in the comfort and convenience of their home. Depending on the results of this clinical trial pilot, and, if full-scale clinical trials are conducted, this could potentially change the way that clinical trials are completed in the future, resulting in the potential for even more medical breakthroughs.