Kinetikos wins a grant to develop a solution for Parkinson’s Disease patients submitted to Deep Brain Stimulation

Kinetikos was recently awarded a grant by the European Space Agency “Kick-start activity” funding to develop Kinetikos4DBS, an e-health solution for clinical and home-based continuum monitoring of patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) submitted to Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery. For this project, Kinetikos is partnering up with the Movement Disorders Surgery Group and the Neurology Department of Egas Moniz Hospital.

This project will result in a module, specially designed for DBS’ parameters optimization, which will be integrated with Kinetikos’ current solution for PD healthcare, filling an identified gap and enabling it to provide a more complete product. Kinetikos4DBS addresses the PD healthcare segment, targeting healthcare providers that perform DBS surgeries in Portugal (6) and Spain (15).

Kinetikos’ artificial intelligence algorithms are fed with patient’s movement data and clinical information to provide an accurate and detailed profile about patients, how they are reacting to treatment and the overall PD functional impact. This information is particularly important for neurologists to support their clinical decisions, especially for complex treatment adjustment procedures such as early DBS parameters optimization and maybe preclude the occurrence of undesired outcomes.

The "Kick-start Activity" is the European Space Agency’s new funding scheme launched in 2017. Kick-start Activities are designated to enable companies to undertake compact Feasibility Studies that explore new service and application concepts that make use of space capabilities.

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