Talk: “Cloudy with a Chance of Pain” – a national study

Dr. Will Dixon, the Principal Investigator of a UK study called “Cloudy with a Chance of Pain” gave a seminar on June 8 at 2pm at the McIntyre Medical Building, Osler Library, 3rd Floor, Room 131A.

Cloudy with a Chance of Pain is a national smartphone study in the UK investigating the age-old belief that weather influences chronic pain conditions such as arthritis. This talk explored the background to the study, the opportunities and challenges from smartphone research, and described the running of a mass participation study that seeks to collect daily data over many months.