A long-term quest to map human health, the Project Baseline Health Study launched in 2017 as the first initiative of Project Baseline. The study was a collaboration between Verily Life Sciences, Duke School of Medicine, Stanford Medicine, and the California Health and Longevity Institute. The Project Baseline Health Study collected, organized, and analyzed broad health data from thousands of participants over the course of more than four years, and virtual long-term follow-up continues under Verily.
The study was designed to develop a well-defined reference or “baseline” of good health, as well as a rich data platform that may be used to better understand the transition from health to disease. Participants joined together with a team of experts from across academia, medicine, science, technology, engineering, and design to better understand how health can change over time.
Participants completed an annual study visit, tested new technologies and wearable devices, and participated in interactive surveys and diaries by using a smartphone, computer, or the call center. Data collected included clinical, imaging, self-reported, physical, environmental, behavioral, sensor, molecular, genetic, and other health-related measurements. Biospecimens collected included blood and saliva, among others.
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