Individual Study / Silva de Lima et al.; PLoS One. 2017

The Parkinson@home study

The Parkinson@home study

Initiatives -
This study aims to assess the feasibility of implementing wearable technology to collect data from multiple sensors during the daily lives of Parkinson's Disease patients. 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
2015
Funding
Michael J Fox Foundation (https://www.michaeljfox.org/), Intel Corporation (https://www.intel.com), Stichting Parkinson Fonds (https://www.parkinsonfonds.nl/), The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (https://www.zonmw.nl/en/),Philips Research (https://www.philips.com/aw/research/home.html),UCB pharma (http://www.ucb.com/), and the Movement Disorders Society (https://www.movementdisorders.org/MDS.htm). The author Ana Lígia Silva de Lima is supported by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior—CAPES (http://www.capes.gov.br/) [grant number 0428-140].
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Design

Study design
Patients' cohort

Marker Paper

Silva de Lima AL, Hahn T, Evers LJW, et al. Feasibility of large-scale deployment of multiple wearable sensors in Parkinson's disease. PLoS One. 2017;12(12):e0189161. Published 2017 Dec 20. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0189161

PUBMED 29261709

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
953
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.michaeljfox.org/

Supplementary Information

https://www.michaeljfox.org/data-sets

Timeline

Population

The participants were recruited from support groups, internet communities and through physiotherapists specialized in treating PD patients. Enrolment criteria were: (1) ≥30 years of age, (2) possession of a smartphone using an Android OS version ≥ 4.2 and (3) self-reported diagnosis of PD. No exclusion criteria were applied beyond enrolment criteria.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Netherlands
  • United States of America
  • Canada
Territory
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • Patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD)

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Specific population

Number of participants

Number of participants
953
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Participants used the Fox Wearable Companion app on a smartwatch and smartphone for a minimum of 6 weeks (NAM) or 13 weeks (NL). Sensor-derived measures estimated information about movement. Additionally, medication intake and symptoms were collected via self-reports in the app.
Start Date
2015-08
End Date
2016-11
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone
    • Smartphone apps