Integrating Genetics and Wearable Devices for Discovery

Helix OpCo, LLC Biology/Computer Science/Mathematics, 2017-18

Liaison(s): Nicole Washington ’99, Anupreet Walia, Scott Burke ’91
Advisor(s): Lisa Kaczmarczyk
Students(s): Jasmin Rizko (PM-S), Moira Dillon (PM-F), Mahlet Melaku, Crystal Xiang

Helix is a private software platform company for personalized genomic products. The goal of our Clinic project was to integrate sequencing results from Helix and activity tracking via Fitbit, and develop a proof-of-concept to monitor these data in research studies. We built a participant monitoring dashboard and conducted IRB-approved human subject studies to demonstrate the dashboard’s capabilities while examining traits related to fitness and sleep.