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Boston, Massachusetts 02114


Hypothesis: Overweight subjects using a Virtual Coach will demonstrate improved adherence to an exercise regime. This study is designed to examine the effect of a computer program called a "Virtual Coach" and find out if it helps people become more active. This program acts as a kind of a personal trainer and will give you feedback. All participants in the study will receive an activity monitor to wear during the study and a website to use to track activity. Half of the participants will also receive the virtual coach software. This software will have to be downloaded onto your computer, and we will ask that you check in with the coach using the software three times a week for 12 weeks. The group you will be placed in will be selected by chance.


Inclusion Criteria: - Adults age 20-55 inclusive - BMI between 25 and 35 inclusive (overweight and Class 1 obese subjects) - PC Computer with an available USB port, speakers and high-speed internet access in a secure setting (home or private office) - Fluency in English (spoken and written) - Have a Primary Care Physician - Answer "No" to all 7 questions on PAR-Q OR have letter from PCP clearing them to take part in study Exclusion Criteria: - Disability, medical or surgical condition preventing or precluding moderate physical activity. - Cognitive impairment.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Alice Watson, MD,MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners Center for Connected Health, Harvard Medical School

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Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02114
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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