Addresses unreliability in clinical trials
Data ownership (patients can authorize sharing of records between providers)
secure (cryptographic algorithms)
scalable (facilitate different sources)
Blockchain can be used for devices in IOT
Visualisation for the patient
Build engagement and satisfaction
'In the moment' insights
reduce recall bias
facilitate remote trials
Sensors Integration Capability
medical device testing trials themselves (e.g. epilepsy wearables)
Cryptographic hashes of device firmware are stored on a private blockchain to minimize verification time and obtain real-time tamper resistance and tamper detection.
Through a mobile app, user biometric information can be added to the blockchain hashes in order to tie in user identity and prevent compromised mobile devices from taking over the network. This way, the blockchain will be able to verify both the identity of IoT devices and the identity of the people interacting with those devices.
Challenges with Remote Mobile trials
Research institutions lack the technical infrastructure and workforce to support the intake
Lack of actionable insights from the data due to volume
High abandonment rate
User authentication risks
Lack of interoperability . Measurements and data elements across devices may vary significantly. Structures may not be compatible
Privacy and security challenges
How does patient feel?
Monitor well-being in real time
security for sensitive data