OVERVIEW

The mHealth Center for Discovery, Optimization & Translation of Temporally-Precise Interventions (the mDOT Center) provides the methods, tools, and infrastructure for researchers to discover, optimize and deploy temporally-precise mHealth interventions to address growing public health problems.

Organized around three Technology Research & Development (TR&D) projects, mDOT represents a unique national resource that is developing multiple methodological and technological innovations. Each TR&D is creating technological resources for the biological community that include easily deployable wearables, apps for wearables and smartphones, and a companion mHealth cloud system, all of which are open-source.

DISCOVERY

mDOT develops methods of identifying the ideal moments when health risks are elevated yet mitigatable. Our technologies have a significant potential to advance the fundamental understanding of health and behavior by supporting the analysis of complex, longitudinal, mHealth data.

OPTIMIZATION

To maximize the chances of success, mobile health intervention content is optimized to address the key drivers of current risk. mDOT addresses these challenges by developing advanced reinforcement learning methods so that they can be applied to the case of mHealth interventions.

TRANSLATION

mDOT resources make remote care possible for patients who have traditionally required close involvement of clinicians, marking a major transformation in care delivery. Our deliverables enable much greater personalization of mHealth interventions by expanding access to emerging biomarkers.

PARTNERING PROJECTS

To ensure these innovations have a broad impact and solve real-world problems, mDOT works with a number of collaborative projects to engage in joint-effort technology developments, each of which make a unique contribution, as well as selected service projects to provide opportunities to a wide variety of research teams who are well-equipped to become early adopters of mDOT technologies which meet their research needs.

CONTACT

mDOT Center, FedEx Institute of Technology, Suite 335,
University of Memphis, 365 Innovation Drive, Memphis, TN 38152