The Wearable Technology Citizen Science Program


We-TRAC researchers have built a web-portal to allow individuals to voluntarily upload their wearable technology data to a Level-4 secure research database housed at the University of Calgary. This database also serves the University’s research community as a way to safely and securely manage the large amounts of data generated from wearable technology devices. The development of this unique database at the University of Calgary offers us the opportunity to engage in a novel and transformative research program: one we call the Wearable Technology Citizen Science Program.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 70

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

In order to participate in this study, you currently use some type of wearable technology (i.e. smartwatch, activity tracker, smartphone, etc) or you have used wearable technology in the past. You may also be currently participating in a research study and you are consenting to having your research data stored within the Level-4 secure server.


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Method of contact

Additional information

Contact information

Dr. Reed Ferber

Principal investigator:

Reed Ferber

Clinical trial: