Personal Health Device for the Remote and Autonomous Management of Parkinson’s Disease
The specific and ultimate goal of the REMPARK project is to develop a PHS with closed loop detection, response and treatment capabilities for management of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients at two levels:
At the first level, the project will develop a wearable monitoring system able to identify in real time the motor status of the PD patients, and evaluating ON/OFF/Dyskinesia status, with sensitivity greater than 80% and specificity greater than 80% in operation during ambulatory conditions and will also develop a gait guidance system able to help the patient in real time during their daily activities.
At a second level, the intelligent analysis of data provided by the first level, supported with a disease management system will allow the neurologist in charge to access accurate and reliable information to decide about the treatment that best suits the patient, improving the management of their disease, in particular to adjust so called therapeutic window.
To achieve this global goal, four main objectives need to be achieved:
Identification of motor status in real time
Development of a gait guidance system
Development of a user interface to collect direct feedback from the patient
Development of a server to allow interaction with the doctor in charge and track the evolution of the patient’s condition.
To achieve the described objectives, a telemedicine enabled Personal Health System (PHS) will be developed for the remote management of Parkinson’s Disease in its medium and advanced stages.