The overall goal of the PROPHETIC project is to exploit modern smart miniaturized systems and advanced information systems towards the development of an infrastructure facilitating the management of the disease by:

  • remotely and continuously monitoring the PD patients in a non invasive manner,
  • sharing data flow related to the management plan within a well organized network of carers,
  • supporting healthcare providers diagnosis by an advanced processing of multi-parametric and relevant information compared to PD,
  • displaying friendly exercising and gaming interventions (VR gaming) according to the level of motor and speech impairment as well as for enhancing compliance with medication,
  • following over time the status of the person in order to adapt the physical and/or speech therapies as well as the medication program and avoid risks and side effects
  • supporting all concerned stakeholders facing the PD through e-learning access.

In particular, the PROPHETIC system will make use of wearable electronics (suite and cap) capable of performing regular measurements of neural, physiological, and biomechanical parameters and communicating them after pre-processing (Pre-Processing system) in a secure manner to a Medical Business Intelligence System (MBI system). At this level, the pre-process data will be further process (data fusion, analysis and interpretation) hence overcoming existing limitations relevant to real time activity monitoring. Continuous monitoring of the aforementioned parameters while aware of the patient medication (dose schedule) will help determine in real time its health and motor status, avoid medication side effect such as dyskinesia (abnormal involuntary movement) and other symptoms or adverse events like freezing, law blood pressure, nausea … , falls.

This valuable clinical instrument should support caregivers’ decision and allow early treatment interventions (adjustment of the medication, physical therapy, speech therapy). Hence by the means of a friendly technology (i.e. smart phone or PAD) appropriate information could be shared between all the protagonists (medical staff, family, and concern person) with restricted access taking into account their status.