New $5.9M Grant from NIH for AI-Based Mobile Health

Posted on 2020-07-17

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $5.9 million grant for establishing the mHealth Center for Discovery, Optimization, and Translation of Temporally-Precise Interventions (mDOT).  mDOT will be headquartered at the MD2K Center of Excellence at the University of Memphis, under the direction of Prof. Santosh Kumar.

The multidisciplinary mDOT team consists of leading researchers in artificial intelligence, mobile computing, wearable sensors, privacy, and precision medicine from the University of Memphis (lead), Harvard University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF).

The mDOT Center will be a new national technology resource for improving people’s health and wellness. It will conduct cutting-edge AI research to produce easily deployable wearables, apps for wearables and smartphones and a companion cloud system. mDOT’s innovative technology will enable patients to initiate and sustain the healthy lifestyle choices necessary to prevent and/or successfully manage the growing burden of multiple chronic conditions.

For more information, see the UofM press release or visit the mDOT website at https://mdot.md2k.org/.