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Tele-diagnostics for Remote Parkinson's Monitoring

This study has been completed.
University of Cincinnati
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc. Identifier:
First received: May 17, 2011
Last updated: March 11, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
The purpose of this research study is to design, implement, and clinically assess a portable, user worn system for monitoring Parkinson's disease (PD) motor symptoms. The current standard in evaluating symptoms is the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), a subjective, qualitative ranking system. The main goal of this research is to develop a quantitative system, Kinesia HomeView, to assess tremor as well as different features of bradykinesia in a home based system which can capture those symptom changes over the course of a day and aid in evaluating treatment protocol efficacy.

Condition Intervention
Parkinson's Disease Device: Kinesia HomeView

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • UPDRS [ Time Frame: Every 4 weeks ]
  • PDQ-39 [ Time Frame: Every 4 weeks ]

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Kinesia HomeView Monitoring
Uses Kinesia HomeView at home once per week
Device: Kinesia HomeView
Quantifies motor symptom severity in the home
Assessed in the clinic every 4 weeks using traditional methods


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with Parkinson's disease

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Parkinson's disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to follow the required clinical instruction
  • Subjects with cognitive impairments that would prohibit them from properly using the Kinesia HomeView system
  • Subjects without the cognitive ability to respond to researchers and let them know when any parameters of the study may become uncomfortable
  • Subjects found on examination by our clinicians to have any physical limitations which would be counter productive to participation in this study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01356056

United States, Ohio
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45267
Sponsors and Collaborators
Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.
University of Cincinnati
  More Information

Responsible Party: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc. Identifier: NCT01356056     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-09-29-03EE
7R43NS065554-03 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
5R43MD004049-02 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: May 17, 2011
Last Updated: March 11, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases processed this record on July 21, 2017