A Study to Validate the Use of an Activity Tracker with COPD Patients


About this study

The purpose of this study is to validate measures of physical activity and  oxygen saturation in patient with COPD using a very prevalent platform of wearables (Garmin) by comparing to the criterion monitors validated for COPD .

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of COPD, confirmed by spirometry.
  • Age ≥ 40 years of age.
  • Current or previous smoker (≥ 10 packs per year).
  • Confidence in using the proposed equipment.
  • English language fluency.
  • Smart phone.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Inability to walk (orthopedic-neurologic problems or confined to a bed).
  • Live in an area where cell phones do not work.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Roberto Benzo, M.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Johanna Hoult M.A., CCRP



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