What if your phone knew you were about to get sick?

The flu affects everyone, so wouldn’t it be incredible if we could detect whether or not you’re getting sick just from information you already collect on your smartphone?

If you own a smartphone and are age 19 or older, you might be eligible to help us work towards making this a reality.

The best part is…you can help us from the comfort of your own home.

If you're interested in helping us with this influential work, you can read more about the study below.

The University of Washington is recruiting for a Department of Defense funded study to collect data from 25,000 volunteers age 19 and older to help us see if information from your smartphone can help us detect flu and serious consequences of head injury.

How it works

After enrolling in the study we will show you how to download an app that collects information about your day to day life.

You will fill out brief surveys and regularly check in about any illnesses or injuries you may have experienced while the app collects information about your phone usage, your movement, and voice tones.

Participation lasts for 12 weeks. As you fill out surveys, you will earn Amazon gift codes.

The best part is its 100% mobile. You don’t need a computer, and you don’t need to come into a research center — your smart phone and access to the internet is all you need to participate.


Who is eligible?

Adults aged 19 and up with a smartphone (Android or iOS) may participate.

How Long Is the Study?

The study will last 12-weeks from the time you download our app.

Will I get paid?

Yes! Study participants will be paid up to $90 for participation.


 How is my information stored?

All personal data is encrypted and anonymous. We will never sell or share this information.


 Is the study safe?

Yes! The study is closely monitored by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Get the Facts

Learn more about about the Flu and Traumatic Brain Injury in the links below.


Individuals must be at least 19 years of age or older to join us in a study.