i-PROGNOSIS, an EU-funded research project that AGE Platform is involved in, has recently been featured on Euronews’ Futuris, a European video program on the latest news about the leading scientific and technological research projects in Europe. This episode of Futuris presents the app and video games developed in i-PROGNOSIS and shows how they help in the treatment and early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease.
Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disease of the nervous system which affects around 6.3 million people worldwide, most of them aged 55 and over. Symptoms appear gradually and slowly get worse – making it difficult to diagnose. Today there is still no specific test for the condition and treatment options only help to manage Parkinson’s symptoms. This is why the i-PROGNOSIS consortium has joined forces to build an early detection test with the help of a smart phone application and design innovative serious game interventions.