Daily at-home follow-up of Parkinson's Disease patients’ motor performance through robotic and portable devices

Project Objectives

The aim of the project is to develop an alternative approach for the evaluation and follow-up of Parkinson's disease patients by using wearable sensors. These sensors can measure motor performance and monitor disease signs (tremors, bradykinesia, rigidity) in patients’ homes while they perform normal daily activities.

This approach could have many benefits for the patient (drug therapy closer to their real needs and less outpatient visits) and the national health care system (a reduction in costs and the opportunity of diverting funds for investment into other research activities and patient care).

Start/End Dates

2014 - 2017

Principal Investigators

Dr. Mario Tombini

Host Institution

Casa di cura San Raffaele Pisana - Roma

Other Institutions involved

Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome

Source of funding

Italian Ministry of Health – Research tenders finalized in 2011