Objectives

Parkinson’s is a complicated, individual disorder that many patients live with for many years/decades. For this reason, a multidisciplinary disease management, involving several professions working together (neurologists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians), is important to ensure that the patient retains his/her independence and continues to enjoy the best quality of life possible.

The PD_manager project achieved to:

  • model the behaviors of intended users of PD_manager (patients, caregivers, neurologists and other health-care providers)
  • educate patients, caregivers and healthcare providers with the focus on occupational and speech therapies
  • propose a set of unobtrusive, simple-in-use, co-operative, mobile devices that will be used for symptoms monitoring and collection of adherence data (smartphone, sensor insole, smart pillbox, wristband with several sensors for acceleration, heart rate, etc.).

assess motor and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s patients

evaluate patients' compliance with mHealth solutions

conduct a dedicated nutritional study and empower game-based physiotherapy at home

About

Pilot activities and evaluation
  • 2018

    Research and Development

  • 2016

    Introducing PD manager project

  • 2014

    We were born in 2014

Work Progress

As of March 2018 the project is over

Tasks Analysis & Decision Making Models

R&D

Pilot & Evaluation

Partners (academic, clinical, industrial, SME)
Countries (Slovenia, UK, Italy, Greece, Germany and Spain)
patients were recruited and directly benefited

Partners

JOŽEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
BIOTRONICS 3D LIMITED

Publications

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Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union