Leg SensorsCuPiD is a three year EU project whose aim is to provide technology-driven personalised rehabilitation exercises for people with Parkinson’s disease at home. It is powered by an eight member consortium led by the University of Bologna.

CuPiD’s objectives:

  • Produce clinical guidelines for developing tailored rehabilitation programs using technology
  • Create a home-based rehabilitation system (wearable sensors and local processing)
  • Build a telemedicine infrastructure for remote supervision of the rehabilitation

Expected Results & Impacts & Preliminary Results
The overall outcome will be the establishment of feasibility and efficacy of a closed-loop based rehabilitation protocol to be performed at home by subjects with Parkinson’s disease. CuPiD will develop innovative rehabilitation based on new technology and the patient’s needs.

Expected outcomes will include the following:

  • Demonstrate and quantify the influence of training on PD. There is still a huge matter of research and discussion in the scientific community, with clear evidences but already with enormous gaps to cover.
  • Provide evidence of efficacy of therapy by means of motor learning processes.
  • Providing an ICT-based tool to administer therapy in the home environment.
  • The large amount of data gathered will allow research on the basic mechanisms of training in people with PD and the correlation between context (i.e. medication intake, stress, location, attention level) and motor performance.
  • New algorithms for feedback will be developed and validated.
  • CuPiD provides an innovative Personal Health System with on-board processing enabling multi-modal feedback and multi-faceted training.
  • CuPiD will guarantee usability and personalisation of rehabilitation, empowering the end-user to self manage her / his training at-home.
  • CuPiD will contribute to the use of standardisation in health IT.