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Robotic Vacuum for Reducing Chemical Exposure

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Led By Heather Stapleton, PhD
Research Sponsored by Duke University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up participation will last through study completion, an average of 9 weeks
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Study Summary

This trial will test new ways to reduce people's exposure to harmful chemicals from common building materials, like plastics, pesticides, and flame retardants. The goal is to develop methods that individuals and households can use to adapt and customize their own exposure reduction plans.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for participants of the HOPE 1000 study who plan to stay in their homes for at least 12 weeks. It's suitable for those interested in reducing home chemical exposure from building materials. Participants must be fluent in English and willing to use a robotic vacuum and wear a silicone wristband.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests methods to lower chemical exposure in homes, focusing on substances like plastic additives, pesticides, flame retardants, and lead. It involves identifying risky building materials, using robotic vacuums to reduce contaminants, and monitoring exposure with wearable wristbands.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
There are no direct medical side effects expected from participating in this trial as it does not involve drugs or invasive procedures. However, there may be indirect effects such as privacy concerns due to data collection or potential inconvenience while using the interventions.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~participation will last through study completion, an average of 9 weeks
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and participation will last through study completion, an average of 9 weeks for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in Environmental Chemical Exposures

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Robotic Vacuum InterventionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
This will include a home visit for environmental assessment AND a robotic vacuum intervention. Silicone wristbands will be used to evaluate exposure before and after a cleaning intervention.
Group II: No InterventionActive Control1 Intervention
This will include a home visit for environmental assessment.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Duke UniversityLead Sponsor
2,356 Previous Clinical Trials
3,418,976 Total Patients Enrolled
Heather Stapleton, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorDuke University

Media Library

Robotic Vacuum Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05416281 — N/A
Environmental Exposures Research Study Groups: Robotic Vacuum Intervention, No Intervention
Environmental Exposures Clinical Trial 2023: Robotic Vacuum Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05416281 — N/A
Robotic Vacuum 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05416281 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is enrollment in this trial open to new participants?

"Clinicaltrials.gov records suggest that this medical study, published on August 11th 2022 and updated the following week, is not currently enrolling patients. However, 15 alternative studies are welcoming participants at present."

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~7 spots leftby Jun 2024