mHealth tOol for parkinsOn’s disease training and rehabilitation at Patient’s home

Third Party Funds Group - Overall project

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier

Project members:
Christine Martindale

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 14 (Maschinelles Lernen und Datenanalytik)

Funding source: EU - 8. Rahmenprogramm - Horizon 2020 (European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT))
Acronym: HOOP
Start date: 01/02/2018
End date: 31/01/2019

Research Fields

Machine Learning and Data Analytics
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 14 (Maschinelles Lernen und Datenanalytik)

Abstract (technical / expert description):

The HOOP project aims to:

1)       Develop of a universal platform to train PD patients. Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients

repeatedly report great disparities in access to, and quality of, the full range of

Parkinson’s disease services. This represents a social risk for them in terms of access to

medical specialists, caregivers or medical therapy. The value of therapy services in PD

has outlined the importance of having access to these interventions from an early

stage of the disease. A solution which improves the delivery of training to PD patients,

and represents an opportunity to enroll and follow-up, personalized physical therapy

programs at home are important for promoting patient’s long-term engagement and

self-management of their own health.

2)       Improve the quality of life of PD patients through the platform. In addition to the

benefits provided to Parkinson’s patients and according to recent studies showing that

in 2016 a 39,3% of the population in Europe is over 50 years old, which means that

there will be an increase in the mobility and fragility issues due to the aging. In this

sense, it is very important to promote systems and solutions that encourage healthy

living habits with the aim of improving the quality of life.

3)       Provide a final product available and ready for market u p-take. During 2017, HOOP is

being developed from a research laboratory prototype to a semi-commercial product.

Various exploitation plans are being investigated and several potential target markets

related to Parkinson’s disease have shown interest in our product. This means that

HOOP is a mature project, which is close to achieving commercialisation. However, in

order to achieve the latest and most important goals of the project, a commercial

version of the prototype must be finalised, tested and validated. Moreover, the

possibility to extend the target markets would increase the added value of the


FAU Key Research Priorities
Medicine, Life Sciences and Health

External Partners

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
Centre Expert en Technologies et Servises pour le Maintien en Autonomie a Domicile des Personnes agees (MADoPA)

Last updated on 2018-19-02 at 14:02