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PROPHETIC:An innovating Personal Healthcare Service for a holistic remote management and treatment of Parkinson patients.

Objective

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a movement disorder characterized by muscle rigidity, tremor, physical movement slowing and in extreme cases, loss of physical movement. Primary symptoms result of decreased motor cortex stimulation caused by insufficient dopamine formation in the brain’s dopaminergic neurons. Secondary symptoms include high level cognitive dysfunctions and subtle language problems. PD is chronic and progressive. Currently there is no cure for PD and associated costs, in terms of quality of life and health and social care expenditures, are expected to rise as the population ages.
As none of the existing PD interventions has been really effective the field shows potential for the development of systems to monitor individuals and facilitate symptoms’ management. The design of efficient ICT management system integrating remote monitoring of multi-parametric factors, decision support for medical staff, personalized and adaptable care, and patient and family education is a viable solution.
PROPHETIC will exploit modern smart miniaturized systems and advanced information systems towards an infrastructure for remote, continuous, noninvasive acquisition and advanced processing of multi-parametric data and friendly telecare provision based on serious gaming. It will use embedded electronics (suite and cap) capable of measuring neural, psychological, physiological, and biomechanical parameters, and securely communicating them to a Medical Business Intelligence System where pre-processed data will be further analysed hence overcoming real time activity monitoring limitations. Continuous monitoring while aware of the patient’s levodopa medication will help determine health and motor status and avoid levodopa side effects e.g. dyskinesia, freezing, low blood pressure, and falls. It will support caregivers’ decisions and allow early interventions. Appropriate information could be shared between the actors through e.g. smart phones with access according to their role.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pharmacology and pharmacy/pharmaceutical drug
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/parkinson
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/business intelligence

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 162 000

Participants (4)

BRAINSTORM MULTIMEDIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Calle Maestro Gozalbo 23 Planta 1 Puerta 3
46005 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL JUGUETE CONEXAS Y AFINES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Avenida De La Industria 23
03440 Ibi (Alicante)
Activity type
Research Organisations
STREAM VISION
France
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
9 Rue Notre-dame De Lorette
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE D'ORLEANS
France
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Chateau De La Source
45067 Orleans Cedex 2
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments