Enrollment interest form

Participants who complete the study will receive $500 in gift cards/checks.
Overview of our study is here.

Who is conducting this study?

Organization: Northeastern University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Investigators: Sumientra Rampersad, Ph.D.; Michael (Misha) Pavel, Ph.D.; Maciej Kos, MA, MSc

Who are you looking for?

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.

Am I eligibile?

You are eligible if you:

  • are 45 to 65 years old;
  • are able to attend three in-person lab visits at Northeastern University in downtown Boston; we will cover parking fees;
  • 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.

What does the study involve?

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.

Lab visits are available 7 days a week, including late evenings. We will cover parking fees.

Why are you asking about my phone’s make and model?

Our study involves installing a research app on your phone. We need to make sure your phone is compatible with the app before proceeding to the next steps of the recruitment process.

To access the form directly, click here: https://forms.gle/Trdank3etdsbqFif7

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

We will cover parking fees.

Detailed study information is here.