An mHealth application for Parkinson’s disease management
The Parkinson’s Digital Assessment (PANDA) application is a digital diary and motor symptom assessment tool that provides a transparent transfer of data between people living with Parkinson’s disease and their healthcare providers. Cenvigo team members helped turn the study tool into a commercially viable product and clinically validated mHealth application.
The project was originally developed through a collaboration with Uppsala University and Dalarna University that resulted in a:
- Prototype tested and validated on patients
- Thesis by Dr. Jerker Westin Dec, 2010
- Filed patent application (Westin et.al)
Purpose of PANDA
- To improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease.
- To provide an objective visual representation of Parkinson’s disease symptoms over time in the home environment.
- To improve communication between physician and patient.
- To integrate healthcare in the everyday life of a person with Parkinson’s disease.
How it works
- Health care provider enrolls the patient through a web-based platform.
- Health care provider prepares the PANDA session for the new patient.
- The patient receives access to PANDA by downloading the application onto a smartphone.
- Patient confirms identity prior and fills in data four times a day for one week.
- Encrypted data is automatically transferred to a central database for analysis.
- The health care provider accesses the data directly through the web-based platform.
- After a test period with PANDA, the health care provider discusses the results with the patient.