Harvard Flight Health Research Study App

Harvard Flight Health
Research Study App

Flight Health is a research study application that monitors and collects data on symptoms and experiences during and around a flight to study the effects of flight on the body, particularly in frequent flyers such as flight attendants.

The Requirement

The client team (from Harvard School of Public Health) that included the principal investigator in this research study, had been running studies on flight attendants and the effects of flight on such long term, regular fliers for some time. Based on the recent release of similar applications, the clients were interested in taking advantage of wearable sensor devices in conjunction with an iPhone app to collect regular survey data before, during and after flights for a progressive view of health symptoms.

Flight Health Research Study App
 

The App

Flight Health is a research application targeted at flight professionals and open to all fliers designed to collect data on baseline symptoms, historical data and health parameters and cognitive function before, during and after flight.

The app is designed with the schedules of flight attendants in mind – the historical data survey can be provided at leisure while surveys and PVSAT tasks are run on a schedule around flight, starting two hours before a flight and running approximately every 90 minutes during a flight and up to two hours on landing to collect data on the progression of flight on basic health functions through a combination of surveys, tasks and sensor data collection.

Flight Health Research Study App