Individual Study / Arroyo-Gallego et al.; J Med Internet Res. 2018

Detecting Motor Impairment in Early Parkinson's Disease via Natural Typing Interaction With Keyboards: Validation of the neuroQWERTY Approach in an Uncontrolled At-Home Setting

Detecting Motor Impairment in Early Parkinson's Disease via Natural Typing Interaction With Keyboards: Validation of the neuroQWERTY Approach in an Uncontrolled At-Home Setting

Initiatives -
The aim of this study was to extend the in-clinic implementation to an at-home implementation by validating the applicability of the neuroQWERTY approach in an uncontrolled at-home setting, using the typing data from subjects' natural interaction with their laptop to enable remote and unobtrusive assessment of PD signs. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2018
Funding
This research is being financially supported by the Comunidad de Madrid, Fundación Ramón Areces, and The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research (grant number 10860). The research leading to these results has received funding from Consejería de Educación, Juventud y Deporte of Comunidad de Madrid and the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under REA grant agreement no. 291820

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Arroyo-Gallego T, Ledesma-Carbayo MJ, Butterworth I, et al. Detecting Motor Impairment in Early Parkinson's Disease via Natural Typing Interaction With Keyboards: Validation of the neuroQWERTY Approach in an Uncontrolled At-Home Setting. J Med Internet Res. 2018;20(3):e89. Published 2018 Mar 26. doi:10.2196/jmir.9462

PUBMED 29581092

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
60
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

We recruited a total of 60 participants; of these participants 52 (25 people with Parkinson’s and 27 healthy controls) provided enough data to complete the analysis.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Spain
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • 25 people with Parkinson’s and 27 healthy controls
Other criteria
The exclusion criteria included cognitive impairment, upper limb functional limitation, sleep disorders, and use of antipsychotics or sedative drugs.

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population
  • Specific population
Specific Population
  • Clinic patients

Number of participants

Number of participants
60
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Only subjects who self-reported at least 30 min of daily laptop use were considered for the study.
Start Date
2018
End Date
2018
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Tablet/laptop