COVID-19 Updates

Visit UC San Diego's Coronavirus portal for the latest information for the campus community.

Clinical Trial to Evaluate and Validate SAMSUNG SpO2 sensing and Obstructive Sleep Apnea detection in the Laboratory and Home Settings

If you wish to participate or have questions about this study, please contact us at, or (858)246-2154. Alternatively, you may fill out our volunteer survey form so our research staff members can reach out to you. 

Our research team at UC San Diego is conducting a study to validate sleep measures obtained by a Samsung watch device, a commercial wrist-worn device, compared to a standard sleep study.

Principal Investigator and Collaborator:

Sara Browne, MD, Robert Owens, MD, and Samsung Electronics co.

Maximum compensation for completing entire study (exercises done over 6 weeks):



  • Age 18-75
  • Healthy, or those with obstructive sleep apnea
  • Non-smoking
  • Non-pregnant

What you may be asked to do during this study:

  • 1 in-clinic overnight visit
  • 2 in-clinic daytime visits
  • Questionnaires
  • Wear a Samsung and/or Phillips watch for 7-14 days at home while you sleep
  • COVID-19 Testing

For more detailed information, please read this study's Consent Documents or visit