Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences Starts Study

Alphabet’s Verily LIfe Sciences said that in collaboration with Duke University School of Medicine and Stanford Medicine it is starting the Project Baseline study that will evaluate health data from approximately 10,000 participants to better understand the transition from health to disease and identify additional risk factors for disease.

The participants will be followed over the course of at least four years and is part of a broader effort to develop a reference, or baseline, of health. It also wants to test and develop new tools and technologies to access, organize and activate health information.

The study will gather data sets on participants through repeat clinical visits, daily use of a wrist-worn investigational device and other sensors; and regular participation in interactive surveys and polls by using a smartphone, computer or call center.

By Caroline Williams