AGE engages in new EU project on Parkinson's early detection and innovative treatments

AGE takes part in i-Prognosis, a new EU Project using intelligent tools to improve early detection of Parkinson's disease and develop supportive interventions. Launched on 1st February 2016, the project gathers eleven partners from Greece, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The consortium is led by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greeece) and is composed of academic institutions, companies and a users' representative organisation, namely AGE. i-PROGNOSIS will need to source data from a large commi-Prognosis logo-smallunity of people to build Parkinson's early detection tests. It will also design interventions to sustain the quality of patients' life.

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is one of the Commonest neurodegenerative diseases, affecting approximately 1% of individuals older than 60 years and 2-4% over than 75 years, causing progressive disability. PD is a progressive and chronic neurological disease that often begins with mild symptoms that advance gradually over time. So far, there is no definite early detection and no cure to reverse the disease. i-Prognosis proposes an intelligent ICT-based approach for early PD symptoms detection and early intervention in older adult's everyday life. The project is based on a radically novel approach to capture the risk of transition from healthy status towards PD, by collecting data about users from their natural use of their smart devices, such as smartphones and smartwatch.

In the project, AGE is actively involved in the activities linked to the definition of user requirements and users' acceptance. AGE is also leading the dissemination activities and is responsible of the i-Prognosis community that will support the projets' aim, not only by further disseminating its results but also by providing with users' ready to use the i-Prognosis applications.

For more information, you can consult the projects' website: www.i-prognosis.eu 

Contact person at AGE: Julia Wadoux, Julia.wadoux@age-platform.eu

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