for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Yoshimi Fukuoka, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Yoshimi Fukuoka



In this pilot RCT, a total of 40 adults with hypertension will be randomized to either an artificial intelligence (AI) physical activity intervention group or an active control group with a 1 to 1 ratio after completing a 2-week run-in period and 4-week training. The AI intervention group will receive an automated and personalized daily step goal intervention involving a sophisticated activity analytics algorithm using advanced statistics and machine learning, while the active control group will receive a standardized and fixed 10,000 daily steps goal. Both groups will receive an identical smartphone app (app content differs between the two groups) and ActiGraph GT9X Link to assess objectively measured physical activity (primary outcome) during the study period.

Official Title

Applying Artificial Intelligence to a Physical Activity Intervention in Patients With Elevated Blood Pressure- a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial


Hypertension, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Activity, 10,000 steps


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • age ≥18 years
  • systolic blood pressure between 130 mmHg to 180 mmHg or/and diastolic blood *pressure between 80 to 100 mmHg in a research office
  • speaking and reading English
  • being physically inactive at work or during leisure time and willing to be physically active
  • having an iPhone 8 or newer or an Android Lollipop or newer

You CAN'T join if...

  • self-reported diagnosis of coronary heart disease, medical condition or other physical problem necessitating special attention in an exercise program (e.g., cancer, eating disorder, uncontrolled diabetes)
  • current participation in a lifestyle modification program or research study
  • self-report of being currently pregnant.


  • University of California San Francisco accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94118 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF


accepting new patients
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University of California, San Francisco
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Expecting 40 study participants
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