MyCap Use Cases

Below are select MyCap use cases gathered through bibliometric and internet searches. If you have a use case that has been published or written up, please submit it here.

If you’re writing up your use case, remember to cite our MyCap marker paper:

Paul A Harris, Jonathan Swafford, Emily S Serdoz, Jessica Eidenmuller, Giovanni Delacqua, Vaishali Jagtap, Robert J Taylor, Alexander Gelbard, Alex C Cheng, Stephany N Duda, MyCap: a flexible and configurable platform for mobilizing the participant voice, JAMIA Open, Volume 5, Issue 2, July 2022, ooac047, https://doi.org/10.1093/jamiaopen/ooac047.

Study InformationMyCap UtilityAudienceReferences
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)- The Mt. Sinai healthcare system launched the COVID-19 Precision Recovery Program in 2020, using MyCap for remote patient monitoring. Patients logged daily symptoms and physiologic data in MyCap, which were monitored by clinical staff to identify when triage or in-person care was needed. AdultsClick here to read more.
Medication Adherence- The University of Washington and Sammamish TruMedicines conducted a pilot study assessing efficacy of mobile apps in measuring or encouraging medication adherence.Participants photographed a pill before daily consumption and answered accompanying health-related questions.AdultsClick here to read more.
Covid-19 Surveillance- Vanderbilt University Medical Center conducted a COVID-19 surveillance study at a local high school and used MyCap to connect participant samples with test results.Participants collected weekly saliva samples and completed symptom questionnaires. MyCap’s barcode scanning feature linked participant sample test tubes to test results, which were pushed to participants’ MyCap app.Highschool students & teachersClick here to read more.
Parkinson’s Disease Identification- Weill Cornell used MyCap to identify Parkinson’s Disease patients from Healthy Controls by utilizing the Tapping active task.Participants completed the active tapping task 2x about 1 hour apart, 3 days per week, for 5 weeks on MyCap.AdultsClick here to read more.
Post-surgery Home Exercise Intervention- Vanderbilt University Medical Center conducted a home-based mobile health exercise intervention for patients recovering from transcatheter aortic valve replacements to track exercise adherence and progress.Participants were assigned exercises, answered daily and weekly questionnaires, and tracked their progress on MyCap.Older adultsClick here to read more.
Assessment of At-Risk SailorsThe University of Colorado Denver is evaluating the efficacy of mobile application usage in a suicide prevention intervention.  Participants complete biweekly surveys for three months. MyCap also provides information for mental-health and self-help resources.Active duty
Naval personnel
Click here to read more.
Covid-19 Surveillance- University of Windsor is using MyCap to track participant saliva samples and return test results to individuals as a part of a COVID-19 Detection Platform.MyCap’s barcode scanning feature linked participant sample test tubes to test results, which were pushed to participants’ MyCap app.College faculty
& students
Click here to read more.
Crohn’s Disease Treatment Assessment- Vanderbilt University Medical Center is using MyCap to capture data to help assess the safety and effectiveness of a drug in reducing Crohn’s disease-associated symptoms.Participants log daily symptoms in MyCap.AdultsClick here to read more.
Accelerometer Daily Diary
Vanderbilt University Medical Center used MyCap to assess the efficacy of a drug for treating neurogenic orthostatic hypotension.
Participants complete daily activity diary forms and weekly symptom questionnaires.40-80 year old
adults with
neurogenic
orthostatic
hypotension
Click here to read more.
Behavioral Intervention Tracking– Vanderbilt University Medical Center uses MyCap to report the use of behavior intervention strategies in schools for students with disabilities and problem behaviors. Participants log the presence and type of behavioral problems, dosage of treatment, and trainee engagement with professional development programs, as well as contacts with 50+ school-based teams.Student-facing
staff & consultants
/coordinators
Click here to read more.
Digital Health Study– The Stress and Recovery in Frontline COVID-19 Health Care Workers Study utilized MyCap to create a participant-centric design as an alternative to other light touch health studies to see whether high retention and adherence could be achieved in a remote health study while monitoring stress levels and exposures in Covid-19 staff.Participants complete daily cognitive active tasks (Trail Making, Reaction Time, and Spatial Span Memory).Frontline healthcare workers in direct contact with Covid-19.Click here to read more.
Assessment of Anti-Depressant Medication Usage on Circadian Clock– The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia is utilizing MyCap to measure how chronic use of anti-depressant medications impact the circadian clock and how the sleep and light exposure patterns of patients taking these medications may impact their moods.Participants log daily sleep diary of bed’ and ‘wake’ times, record information about wearable devices that measure sleep and light exposure and document the time their anti-depressant medication is taken daily. Individuals taking anti-depressant medications