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Study recruitment

Help scientists develop novel technology for monitoring brain health!

Participants who complete the study will receive $500 in gift cards/checks

We are recruiting 3 different groups of participants:

  1. People experiencing difficulties with memory or thinking skills.
  2. Individuals with no problems with memory or thinking skills.
  3. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea, who plan to start CPAP treatment within the next 6 months.

You are eligible if you:

  • are 45 to 65 years old;
  • own and regularly use an Android smartphone with a data plan (Internet);
  • don’t plan to switch to an iPhone (or any other non-Android phone) in the next 12 months;
  • are not diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, vascular dementia, claustrophobia, stroke, epilepsy, seizures, PTSD, TBI, psychosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, unstable major depression, unstable anxiety disorder, or a health condition preventing you from leaving home;
  • are not pregnant or planning to get pregnant in the next year.

The study would require you to:

  • attend three in-person lab visits (2-3 hours each) at Northeastern University in Boston over the course of one year;
  • participate in thinking and movement tasks and undergo scalp EEG during those three visits;
  • let us install our data collection app on your phone during the first visit and keep it on your phone for one year;
  • complete brief (10-15 min) thinking tests at home at months 2, 6, 8, and 10.

Participants who complete the study will receive $500 in gift cards and checks (one after each session), and we will cover parking fees.

Lab visits are available 7 days a week, including late evenings!

If you are interested:

FOCI is an observational study, not a clinical trial. To read more visit this page.
Study recruitment