About hiSG in GUSTO Women and Children
Imagine a future where a personal digital health assistant understands your mind, body and nutritional needs and generates lifestyle recommendations based on data provided by YOU and other fellow Singaporeans.
This is just one of the many exciting possibilities that could be realised with Health Insights Singapore, or hiSG.
hiSG in GUSTO Women and Children is a study which seeks to better understand the health behaviours and lifestyles of mothers and children in Singapore through wearable technology. It monitors participants for a minimum of two years and collects lifestyle and behavioural data across various health topics such as physical activity, nutrition and mental wellbeing. The data will be used by HPB to examine associations across health behaviours and eventually develop programmes powered by artificial intelligence engines for our population. This will in turn contribute to the development of health promotion policies and programmes.
All participants will be armed with a study device – a Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch and a Fitbit Luxe health tracker, which collects user data such as physical activity and sleep patterns. The more we learn about you and your child, the more successful our research will be, so you and child are encouraged to wear the device as often as possible, answer questionnaires and log your meals on the hiSG mobile app.
What’s in it for me and my child?
Rewards await all study participants! In addition to the free health insights, both you and your child will get to keep the wearable devices. You and your child both earn HPB Healthpoints by using the study device, completing questionnaires and recording meal logs. These Healthpoints can be combined with the points gained from other HPB programmes to redeem shopping and dining vouchers, as well as EZ-link top-ups.
Do note that your participation in HPB programmes and/or GUSTO will not be affected should you not wish to participate in this study.
What do I need to do?
Join us in this health revolution! Our requirement is simple: just go about life as you and your child normally do for 24 months. Register your interest now in the link below!
Terms and Conditions
You and your child will be eligible to participate in the study if both of you are:
- Participating in the GUSTO study
- Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
The study devices, a Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch / Fitbit Luxe health tracker, are an integral tool of this study and they need to be synced to your personal smartphone with:
- A Singapore-registered (+65) mobile number
- iOS 14.0 or Android 10 and above
Please note that this study requires the participation of both mother and child who are currently participating in the GUSTO study.
Commitment required of participants
In order to ensure sufficient data is collected, all participating mothers and children will need to meet the following minimum requirements of use during the 24-month study period:
Wear the study device for at least 8 hours a day on at least 5 weekdays and 2 weekends each month
Wear the study device to sleep on at least 2 weekdays and 2 weekends each month
Record your meals consumed on at least 3 days (2 weekdays and 1 weekend) every 3 months
If you and/or your child do not meet any of these requirements at any point in the study, you and your child shall be considered to have voluntarily withdrawn from it.
Withdrawal from the programme
You and your child may withdraw from the study at any point. Your withdrawal from this study will not affect your participation in the GUSTO study.
Should you and your child withdraw before the end of the study (24-month period), you can choose to return the study devices in its original working condition or keep the device for personal use at a fee. However, please note that the $50 deposit paid will be forfeited.
For more information on the Terms and Conditions of the study, please click here.
READ TERMS AND CONDITIONS HERE
Register your interest now!
If you are keen to be a part of hiSG, you may register your interest now!
REGISTER FOR HISG-GUSTO
Please note that registration of your interest in the study does not guarantee participation in the study.
What happens next?
- Selection of participants
We will need to verify that you and your child are participants of the GUSTO study and meet the study’s eligibility criteria.
- Notification of successful participants
Successful participants will be notified via email and/or mobile number provided during registration by 31 December 2023. Instructions for the onboarding process will also be provided during notification.
- Onboarding of participants
Participating mothers and children will need to attend an onboarding session in person to provide their informed consent to commence participation in the study. They will then collect the hiSG starter-kit, which comprises the study device and accessories before completing health and lifestyle surveys on the hiSG mobile app.
Support and FAQs
To learn more about hiSG in GUSTO Women and Children, please read the FAQs here.
READ FAQS HERE
If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact HPB’s support line at 6435 4008 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to having you and your child onboard our quest to revolutionise Singapore’s health promotion landscape!