About Health Insights Singapore (hiSG)
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 is a pilot population health study which seeks to better understand the health behaviours and lifestyles of Singapore residents 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 Ionic smartwatch, which collects user data such as physical activity and sleep patterns. The more we learn about you, the more successful our research will be, so you 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?
Rewards await all hiSG participants! In addition to the free health insights, you will get to keep the smartwatch. You will also earn HPB Healthpoints by using the study device (Fitbit Ionic smartwatch), 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.
Terms and Conditions
hiSG will be recruiting the first group of 2,000 Singapore citizens and permanent residents aged between 21 and 40 years who are currently in the workforce. hiSG will be extended to other population groups in phases.
The study device, a Fitbit Ionic smartwatch, is an integral tool of this study and it needs to be synced to your personal smartphone with:
Commitment required of participants
- A Singapore-registered (+65) mobile number
- iOS 10 or Android 6 and above
In order to ensure sufficient data is collected, all participants 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 1 weekday and 1 weekend each month.
- Record your meals consumed on at least 3 days (2 weekdays and 1 weekend) every 3 months
If you do not meet any of these requirements at any point in the study, you shall be considered to have voluntarily withdrawn from it.
Deposit and Direct Debit Authorisation (DDA)
All hiSG participants will be required to:
- Make a $50 deposit for device issuance and
- Set up a Direct Debit Authorisation (DDA) arrangement with HPB via their bank accounts
The $50 deposit will be automatically refunded back to your bank account at the end of the 24-month study period. The setup of DDA will facilitate this refund process as well as allow HPB to collect payment should the need arise due to lost or damaged devices.
Withdrawal from the study
You may withdraw from the study at any point. Should you withdraw before the end of the study (24-month period), you can choose to return the study device 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 hiSG study, please read the terms and conditions.
Read Terms & Conditions here
Registration has ended for now!
What happens next?
- Selection of Participants
We want to gather a sample group of participants with a good mix of demographics and lifestyles, as well as health attitudes and perceptions to reflect various segments of the population to best benefit the nation. As such, we regret that not all registrants will be part of the initial group. However, registrants will still be considered for future groups if eligible.
- Notification of successful participants
Successful participants will be notified via email and/or mobile phone. Instructions for the onboarding process will also be provided during notification.
- Onboarding of participants
Participants will need to sign an informed consent form 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, please read the FAQs.
Read hiSG 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 onboard our quest to revolutionise Singapore’s health promotion landscape!