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Innovative rehabilitation therapy for Parkinson’s patients.

Keywords: Cognitive Therapy, Parkinson’s Disease, Patient Engagement, Sensors, Treatment
Helena Fernández, Pere Bosch, Maria Masbernat, Jordi Virgili, Jordi Martínez, Oriol Martínez, Carol Climent (IRBLleida)
Digital solution and service (e.g. application/digital health portal/platform/AI based system/etc.)
Short description
Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s are becoming increasingly common, especially in the elderly. These conditions have a constant impact on their daily life and quality of life. One problem to be addressed is gait, since patients often suffer falls due to the combination of walking with other activities, such as having a conversation and carrying objects, which is very limiting. The model proposed by the Health Care Research Group (GReCS) incorporates a very innovative technological modality through software, adaptable to any center, which improves adherence to treatment while improving patients’ effective walking capacity. In addition, this invention is easily scalable to other pathologies, which greatly enhances the value of the proposal in the market. TRL: TRL 6 Protection: None Objective: Search for funding, collaboration.
Impact on health outcomes, Economic value to health and care systems, Impact on the health system’s capacity and resilience (e.g., health and care efficiency, continuity of care), Contribution to citizen empowerment
Proof of concept is available: it works in a test setting and the potential end-users are positive about the concept 
Geographical scope
Information available
Submitted in other database or repository of digital health resources that is publicly available
Innvest BioRegion Portal, Procure 4 Health – community seccion

Additional information

to clinicians / care practitioners
Care pathway tracking and adherence
to patients / citizens
Sensors/wearable devices
Primary target patient group (age)
Older adults (65+)
Addressed prevention area(s)
Environment (e.g., housing, workplace)
Use case and care pathway positioning
Treatment, Disease monitoring, treatment compliance, self-management, Prevention and wellness, Functional support and independent living (e.g., for frailty), Rehabilitation
Ready to be transferred to
Ready for transfer, but the practice has not been transferred yet.
Plans for cross-border implementation
Have not been considered and will not be developed in the near future