Parkinson’s disease is still uncurable. With very subtle early signs during the onset of the disease, the first symptoms of the disease are usually missed, or mistaken for something else. Waiting for the disease to develop in order to detect is both a waste of time and a loss of quality of life as it delays the first interventions. You can now help simply by downloading the mobile app! You – as well as your family and friends – can donate data anonymously by downloading the iPrognosis app on the Google Play Store. The app is available for free in Austria, Australia, Chile, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iprognosis.gdatasuite
The i-PROGNOSIS European research project
is developing an AI-based screening tool for Parkinson’s symptoms relying on everyday technology: your smartphone. Running mainly in the background, the iPrognosis mobile app (Android only) performs passive, high-frequency data capturing from smartphone sensors, during routine interaction of users with their devices. The research team – that includes Microsoft Innovation Centre Greece – needs you in order to collect and analyze as much (and complete) data as possible to train machine learning algorithms and refine the tool. The final version of which will be released in the first quarter of 2020.
How we work with the data
In case patterns possibly linked to the disease are detected, movement disorders specialists of the research team – and only them – will be able to trace back to the person (through a specially developed application) and recommend clinical assessment. This is called pseudo-anonymisation in the GDPR terminology, a European regulation for data protection that iPrognosis is compliant with. The data collection has also been approved by ethical committees in each country available.
More about us
Led by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), the consortium gathers engineers and neurologists from 11 European countries. The Microsoft Innovation Centre Greece (MIC-GR) is a partner of this research team, leading the development of the mobile application, the backend database (Microsoft Azure) and the overall software integration: http://www.i-prognosis.eu/
See also the i-PROGNOSIS video and a couple of videos from Euronews TV channel, a crew of which interviewed some of i-PROGNOSIS team members a couple of weeks ago:
I-Prognosis at Euronews’ Futuris
I-Prognosis at Euronews’ Futuris – Interview with Dhaval Trivedi