The DiPAR project will deliver an innovative medical device for the early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. The device comprises a custom-developed tablet computer and sensor pen, and accompanying software.
The technology will assist in diagnosing Parkinson's earlier than is currently possible, and in differentiating between neuro-motor impairments.
The DiPar project is a pan-European collaboration between the following partners. More information can be found by following the links.
Manus Neuro-Dynamica - lead project partner
Dr Rutger Zietsma
Roles: Project instigation and co-ordination; Business Development; Exploitation/dissemination; Inventor, IP owner
Inotec FEG mbH Markkleeberg, Germany
Mr Holger Runkewitz
Role: Manufacturing and sensor expertise
Pattern Expert Leipzig, Germany
Dr Olaf Schroeder
Role: Bioinformatics and Decision Support System (DSS) expertise
Hispafuentes Madrid, Spain
Ms Silvana Szegianini
Role: Data communications expertise
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Tampere, Finland
Department for ICT for health and wellbeing
Professor Mark van Gils and team
Role: Signal processing methods expertise
University Medical Centre Groningen, Netherlands
Professor Natasha Maurits and team
Role: Clinical Research and data analysis
Fraunhofer Institute Germany
Institutes IPA, Stuttgart and IPMS, Dresden
Dr. Bernhard Budaker, Dr. Harald von Rosenberg, Mr. Bernhard Kleiner, Mr. Florian Dennerlein, Dr. Heinrich Grueger and teams
Role: Developing diagnostic system hardware and user interface
University of Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland
Mr. John Watt and team
Role: Developing data communication network and protocols
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme managed by REA-Research Executive Agency
http://ex.europa.eu/research/rea ([FP7/2007-2013][FP7/2007-2011]) under grant agreement no. 262291.