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Health Insights Singapore (hiSG)

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About 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 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 Versa 2 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, 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 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 normally do for 24 months. Register your interest now in the link below!

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility

hiSG is recruiting Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents aged 18 and above!

The study device, a Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch, is an integral tool of this study and it needs to be synced to your personal smartphone with:

  • A Singapore-registered (+65) mobile number
  • iOS 13 or Android 8 and above
  • Commitment required of participants

    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.

    hiSG Commitment

    Deposit and Direct Debit Authorisation (DDA)

    All hiSG participants will be required to:

    1. Make a $50 deposit for device issuance and
    2. 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 they $50 deposit will be forfeited.

    For more information on the Terms and Conditions of the study, please click here.

    READ TERMS & 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

    Please note that registration of your interest in the study does not guarantee participation in the study.

    What happens next?

    1. 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 selected to join the study. However, registrants will still be considered for future groups if eligible.

    2. Notification of successful participants

      Successful participants will be notified via email and/or mobile phone by 31 December 2022. Instructions for the onboarding process will also be provided during notification.

    3. Onboarding of participants

      Participants will need to complete 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 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 hisg@hpb.gov.sg

    We look forward to having you onboard our quest to revolutionise Singapore’s health promotion landscape!