Novel sensors with applications in wearable technologies and/or in clinical research

Request Number N885575
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GSK are always looking for novel ways to support the clinical research process, developing new medicines more efficiently, proving their worth more effectively and supporting patients in every way possible. As we all become more familiar with technology in our lives from wearable sensors to smart phone apps, expectations for the use of technology in clinical research is increasing. This expectation comes both from patients and their healthcare professionals taking part in the clinical research. GSK are looking for collaborative partners to work to deliver new ways to use sensors and “wearables” to move the clinical research paradigm forward.




With advances in wearable device technology, many people have a device that they wear day to day. GSK is interested in exploring how these devices can be used to support the clinical research process, enabling insights outside the scheduled hospital visits that patients make during a clinical trial and giving a more complete picture of how patients’ daily life is impacted and the progress (e.g. increased activity, improved cognition) that they make.

We are interested to hear of any applications of wearable technology applying innovative algorithms and data analysis tools to interpret data extracted from existing or novel sensors with the aim of developing novel endpoints that are meaningful to patients for their specific disease conditions.


Successful applicants with viable proposals with sufficient experience in the clinic will be invited to present their proposal to a group within GSK. Subsequently, if the idea is sufficiently mature with experience in clinical, there may be opportunities to scope a prototype within GSK and even to pilot the innovation within a GSK clinical study.


Key Success Criteria
  • Sensors and “wearables” to move the clinical research paradigm forward for researchers and  / or patients
  • Proposals should focus on clinical research in GSK’s main areas of interest: Respiratory, Anti-viral, Oncology and Immuno-Inflammatory diseases.


Approaches not of interest
  • Wearable sensor devices measuring activity or heart rate


Preferred Collaboration types
  • To Be Negotiated
Items to be submitted
  • A non-confidential proposal describing the solution and how the success criteria will be met with the proposed solution
  • non-confidential description of the technology
  • An overview of your experience with digital tools and/or clinical trials



Point of Contact
Stephen Clulow
Area of Interest
  • Communications
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Due Date
March 23, 2018
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