Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Lowell are collaborating on a new cyber infrastructure that will enable patients, researchers and physicians to transport and store large quantities of sensitive health information.

Under a $1 million National Science Foundation grant, the system— called Flexware—will be piloted in a clinical trial to more accurately estimate the caloric intake of obese patients, who will share photos and videos as well as audio recordings over the secure network.

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