Join our temperature research study!
Fever is one of the most common signs of illness and causes anxiety to many. Doctors still struggle with determining the cause of a fever. In addition, "normal" and "febrile" temperatures vary between individuals.
Better understandings of how body temperature varies between individuals and identification of disease fever patterns (“feverprints”) could allow doctors to make faster, more accurate diagnoses.
We seek to leverage modern technology to recruit thousands of children and adults from across the United States for the largest research study of body temperatures ever created. Join us!
Children and adults living in the United States who have access to an iPhone/iPod and a thermometer can enroll. Children under 18 years of age will need parental permission to participate.
You can learn more about this study on the FAQ page.
Compatible with iPhone 5 or higher, or 5th generation of iPod Touch. You can use any type of thermometer.
Download the Feverprints app from the iTunes Store. Click on the link below.
It only takes 5-10 minutes to enroll in the study.
Adults enrolling in the study will need to sign an electronic consent form. Children ages 7 to 17 years will need parental permission and sign an electronic assent form. Children ages 6 and under will need parental consent.
You will be asked to record your temperature, medications, and symptoms on a regular basis. If you own a smart thermometer, we can import your temperature data automatically. We will provide you with a summary of your data that you can share with your doctors.
Your data will be sent to a secure database, and all of the information collected will be anonymous, meaning that the researchers won’t know who you are. Personal identity data like your name never leaves your phone.
Someone may be able to see your answers from your iPhone. Some of the data that you provide may be sensitive. For this reason, we never send your name, address, or birthday to our computers. You are only identified by a random number.
Your anonymous data, along with that of other participants, will be analyzed together to improve our understanding of normal and abnormal temperatures, identify illnesses based on their “feverprints,” and evaluate the effect of fever medications on the underlying disease. Individual participants will never be identified.