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CPAP 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 patients with obstructive sleep apnea, who:

  1. plan to start CPAP treatment within the next 6 months,
  2. or have just started CPAP.

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, 4, 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.
CPAP study recruitment