The goal of this 15-month project (running from 2022-02-01 to 2023-04-30) is the development of a digital infrastructure for sustainable health research with a focus on the creation and implementation of studies using digital technologies. With such a central technical infrastructure, recurring challenges – for example the integration of external devices and sensors, the collection of large amounts of data from various sources (increasingly in real time), the administration of large numbers of study participants, or compatibility with current data security standards – can be efficiently dealt with.
The MORE Platform consists of two main user-facing components: (1) a web application that allows experts in application development or healthcare to define and manage studies and evaluation processes. Study or evaluation participants then receive (2) a smartphone app (see Figure 1 for an early draft) that is automatically configured when registering for a study or evaluation in such a way that it guides participants through the procedures. In doing so it enables e. g. the collection of questionnaire responses and sensor data from wearables over longer periods of time and accompanying everyday life.
Figure 1: Exemplary screenshots of a first prototype of the mobile app.
Figure 2: Components of the MORE platform: study management software (MORE-Configurator), modular configuration of studies (research modules), integration of smartphone and wearable sensors (REST API), native apps for Android or iOS for study participants (MORE-App), storage of large amounts of data (Time Series Database).
For further information see: https://dhp.lbg.ac.at/more/?lang=en
The development of the MORE platform is supported by the Science and Innovation Strategy Salzburg 2025 (WISS 2025) of the state of Salzburg.