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Home Monitoring of Long COVID Symptoms Study Needs Participants


Update 08/06/2023 - This work package is now closed to recruitment. Thank you to all those who participated.


If you are 18 years or older and are diagnosed with Long COVID, we invite you to join our study!

You are being invited to take part in research investigating home monitoring of Long COVID symptoms. This is work package 2.1 of the LOCOMOTION Study.

What is the aim?

The main purpose of the study is to use wearable and electronic equipment to gather information about symptoms of Long COVID. Including changes in activity (and for some participants, heart rate) and test the reliability of the wearable equipment. This information will be used to develop ways to improve the treatment of these symptoms. This will improve the standard of care for people with Long COVID because we can accurately measure changes in symptoms and identify triggers and difficulties after the different types of intervention. This will help to inform health professionals of the best choices of treatment.

What is involved?

If you decide to take part in the study, we will email you a link to online documents about the study with the option to ask questions before proceeding. In this study, we will ask you to wear unobtrusive sensing devices (called accelerometers). These measure your movements and can detect the level of your activity, like walking. You will wear these devices all day, except when bathing, for one week at the start of the study, for one week after six weeks and for one week at 12 weeks. We will also ask you to download an app from the app store on your phone. This will collect your views of your symptoms, how you feel, and the activities you have just performed.

If you are interested, for more information, please contact Locomotion Research Team at University of Exeter:

Read a story a testimonial from a participant of this study. They explain how participating in the study has benefited them and they want to encourage others to participate.

Click here for more information on the LOCOMOTION study and what it aims to achieve.