IDEA-FAST Timeline

November 2019 - August 2020
Feasibility Study Preparation

The aim of the Feasibility Study (FS) is to gather information on a variety of potential digital measures captured with different devices and their ability to reflect sleep disturbances or fatigue. The preparation phase includes the concept design of the study, the technical specifications, and assessment of the stepwise development of the study.

July 2020 - May 2021
Feasibility Study

Recruitment of participants across 6 diseases cohorts in four clinical sites, device usage data collection, and biomarker evaluation. The FS outcomes are integral in the development and optimisation of the Clinical Observation Study (COS).

2020 - 2022
EMA Interactions

2 Meetings with the EMA’s Innovation Task Force (ITF) to consolidate the FS protocol, FS data analysis, COS protocol and development.  

May 2021 - April 2022
Clinical Observation Study Preparation

Results from the FS are used to develop the plan for the COS: the design of the study, specifications regarding participant recruitment and device usage, data collection, and data analysis.

April 2022 - August 2024
Clinical Observation Study

2000 participants with a variety of neurodegenerative and immune-mediated inflammatory conditions across 22 sites are recruited and monitored for 6 months while using digital devices. The results from COS are instrumental in meeting the challenge of developing composite digital endpoints to assess fatigue and sleep disturbances.

April 2025
Final Data Package

Showcase project outputs and other disseminations, and presentation of the finalised data package to obtain scientific advice and approval from the EMA/FDA.

Latest News

IDEA-FAST Newsletter – September 2023

We are proud to announce the IDEA-FAST September Newsletter is here! Find out about recent events, publications, and IDEA-FAST partners, as well as upcoming IDEA-FAST activities. We would like to say a big thank you

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Reminder: TMF and Lygature Workshop

From BITS to BETTER Reminder: Register now for the workshop on meaningful patient involvement in developing digital endpoints in research and disease management  22 September 2023, 12.30-17.00 o’clock, Beatrixgebouw (Jaarbeurs), Utrecht (NL) or online. In

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ISCTM Poster Announcement

Congratulations to Nick Taptiklis and Michele Veldsman of Cambridge Cognition who will represent IDEA-FAST at the ISCTM 2023 Autumn Conference. Nick’s poster entitled “Automated Extraction of Fatigue Content from Voice Diary Data”, as well as

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TMF and Lygature Workshop on Patient Involvement

From BITS to BETTER – Workshop on meaningful patient involvement in developing digital endpoints in research and disease management Beatrixgebouw (Jaarbeurs), Utrecht (NL), 22nd September 2023 12.30 – 17.00 o’clock IDEA-FAST and several prominent large

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