Through the CuPiD project the consortium will design, develop and test in the field an overall service, based on personal health system technology, for at home rehabilitation and training of major motor impairments caused by Parkinson’s disease.
The guiding principles which will inspire cupid rehabilitation are
i) sensory augmentation and substitution (i.e. the use of devices that assist a functional human sense and the use of one human sense to receive information normally received by another sense, respectively);
ii) multi-sensory stimulation via multimodal restitution interfaces;
iii) integration of motor and cognitive strategies to support motor learning or re-learning;
iv) delivering services in the patient’s home environment.
The Cupid project will pilot three complementary rehabilitation services
The rehabilitation service which will be developed in CuPiD is intended for a delivery outside hospitals and care centres. It will be designed to be ubiquitous, so that it can be easily delivered at the patient homes, or in some specific cases (e.g. gait training, which needs adequate space for performing long-distance walking) outdoors or in their preferred environment.