The Pediatric Research using Integrated Sensor Monitoring Systems (PRISMS) program was launched in 2015 to develop sensor-based, integrated health monitoring systems for measuring environmental, physiological, and behavioral factors in pediatric epidemiological studies of asthma, and eventually other chronic diseases.The following three arms of the PRISMS Program will be closely aligned to ensure functionality of the overall program.
- Sensor Development Projects for Asthma. Researchers will develop wearable and non-wearable sensors that can monitor pediatric environmental exposures, physiological signals, activity, and/or behavior in a natural environment. They will pursue new insights into environmental determinants of asthma. These new, existing, or redesigned sensors will plug and play—physically or wirelessly—with the PRISMS informatics platforms.
- Informatics Platform Technologies for Asthma. Researchers will develop informatics platforms that will enable data acquisition from environmental, physiological, and behavior sensors. These platforms will integrate, process, and visualize data, and will provide secure uploading of results to the PRISMS data and software coordination and integration center.
- Data and Software Coordination and Integration Center. Researchers will develop a center to coordinate and integrate outputs from the Informatics Technology Platform Centers. The Center will coordinate and integrate data and ensure consistent annotation of data and tools generated within the PRISMS program. It will incorporate relevant non-PRISMS data into the PRISMS resource; support integration of relevant data and tools to allow for seamless exploration of the PRISMS program’s output by a broad range of biomedical researchers; support linkages to outside knowledge bases, data portals, and resources; support training in integrated sensor monitoring data science skills; build innovative access and query tools to disparate databases hosting multiple data types; and disseminate the resulting tools and resources to the broad range of biomedical researchers.
Learn more about the program at the PRISMS website.
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