This guide contains a guide on how to add patients in the web app.
The term "Patient" refers to a person who wears the SENS motion sensor, such as a study participant. By creating patients, data can be associated with an individual patient, allowing the same sensor to be used for multiple patients.
Before creating a new patient, make sure to activate a sensor. See here for instructions on how to activate a sensor.
How to add a new patient
1) Log on to the web app.
2) Enter the "Patients" tab via the top menu:
3) Click to add a new patient:
4) Enter the patient information:
Please enter a patient ID or first name. The patient ID does not have to contain personally identifiable information. Entering the last name and phone number is optional.
Under 'Measurement method' a default algorithm is pre-selected (choose activity 5.4 unless otherwise agreed).
Under “Sensor on Thigh”, select sensor. The sensor ID is on the sensor label. Select only sensors that are ready to use and are not already associated with another patient. Sensors "ready for use" are marked with a green dot in front of the sensor ID followed by a grey person:
Other colors indicate:
- Black dot, grey person: . The sensor is turned off. See how to turn on the sensor here.
- Green dot, orange person: . The sensor is already in use. Select another sensor or end the sensor's current monitor period (under edit patient).
Under 'Monitor period', select the start and end time of the period to be measured.
For start/end time, there are three options; “Now”, “Specific time” and “Not defined yet”. For the end time you can select “Expected period” in addition to the former three. Note, end time cannot be added if "Not defined yet" is selected under start time.
You can always subsequently adjust the start and end time of the monitor period. Data will be stored on the sensor as long as it is running and adjusting the monitor period will not impact the stored data.
5) Click "Submit". You have now added a patient. Follow this guide on how to assemble and position the patch on the patient.