Lifesum Weightloss and Wellbeing

The Weight Loss and Wellbeing Study

January 17, 2019

Starting this January, ProofPilot is happy to highlighting one study each month we feel deserves your attention as both a participant and a potential research designer. Take a look. Join the studies as a participant, learn about yourself, earn rewards and contribute to knowledge. Or, use it as inspiration to design and launch your own…

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Calculated Data Elements in ProofPilot

January 2, 2019

If you know anything about ProofPilot, you know we’re about more than data. ProofPilot study tasks might be rewards, informational givebacks, or even interventions. But, data collection remains an integral part of ProofPilot. Previously collected data trigger later tasks. That previously collected data could be participant self-report. It could be pooled from external data sources…

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Infrastructure & Formatting Release

November 25, 2018

ProofPilot might not look that different to you this morning. But, behind the scenes, it’s supported now by an entirely different infrastructure. That infrastructure is more secure, more scalable, more disaster resilient, and sets us up for some really exciting releases (and a game-changing partnership) in 2019. We’ll tell you more about that partnership in…

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ProofPilot Air Traffic Control Release: Additional Rule Triggers

October 30, 2018

Yes, sometimes we struggle a bit to find airline industry lingo to name our product releases. This wasn’t one of those times. Like an automated air traffic controller, the ProofPilot rules engine makes sure that every study task arrives and expires at the right time under the right conditions. New and Updated Rule Trigger Options The…

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The ProofPilot Video Intro Series

October 30, 2018

At ProofPilot, our goal is to make it as easy to design and launch a clinical trial, evaluation or other kinds of human subjects research study as it is to manage a blog post. Self-service is a big part of that. So, armed with Camtasia Studio and Wistia, we’ve released the first three videos in…

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ProofPilot Goal Updates and What’s Next?

June 20, 2018

ProofPilot has some lofty goals. We’re not interested in being another electronic data capture system. We feel the world of research needs real change. The most disruptive startups don’t only create cool products. They upend business models. Salesforce created the software as a service subscription model. That replaced the old enterprise software contract. Uber, Airbnb,…

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Why is Scientific Evidence Important?

March 21, 2018

Evidence from scientifically sound research studies is important because it lets us make decisions based on “what works.”The lack of evidence has real-world business consequences. No business person would run a company without an accounting system and cash register. It’s how business, large or small, measures success. But, when it comes to health and wellness, we’re…

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What ProofPilot Isn’t

February 14, 2018

It’s often insightful to watch friends as they build their startups. Sometimes you see mistakes you’ve already made. Sometimes, you get tips for things you should have done. Earlier today, a good friend Toby Hervey, CEO of Bravely, wrote a post that resonated with me. “What Bravely Isn’t.” Why didn’t I share something like this…

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How Timing Can Affect Your New Years Resolutions (and Other Health Outcomes)

January 1, 2018

As the calendar turns to a new year, as is tradition, I’m of course thinking about resolutions. As in years past, I’m using ProofPilot to track my progress. Which resolutions stick? Did I stick with the new weight training program? Which behaviors have their desired outcome? Did it increase the size of my biceps? At…

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Top 10 Research Measurements on ProofPilot for 2017

December 19, 2017

The ProofPilot measurement library includes surveys, connected health device integrations, and tools to use mobile phone functionality to collect data. In September, we updated our website and systems to track better what measurements are the most popular, and how they related to others. Given the propensity for “Top 10s” this time of year, we’d thought…

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