Parkinson’s Digital Assessment (PANDA)

PANDA - mobile application for parkinson's disease monitoring

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.

Studies

Other application areas

The Parkinson's Digital Assessment (PANDA) application is being developed to become an adaptable platform that can be customized to meet a variety of specific clinical or commercial needs. If you, as a healthcare provider or medical technology company, are interested in knowing more about how a customized version of this application could help you achieve a higher level of care for your patients or better results to your clients, please contact us.

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