identifying novel digital measures for fatigue and sleep disturbances that will provide more objective, sensitive and reliable measures of the severity and impact of these symptoms in the person’s normal surrounding.




Clinical Validation Study

one year longitudinal study with approximately 2000 subjects will be conducted

Participants with neurological or immunological disorders from various countries will be screened and recruited

Participant Recruitment



Participant visits at the recruitment center

Participants with neurological or immunological disorders from various countries will be screened and recruited


Wearing devices at home

All participants will be given a combination of 2-4 digital devices for use in their own environment for several periods

Data on fatigue, sleep, selected activities of daily living and other relevant contextual information will be collected by smartphone several times a day while using the devices

Data Collection



Data Analysis

In order to establish which devices are suitable for use, complex data analysis will be performed

The devices that met the criteria will be considered for future use in clinical trials

Validation of devices



Share & Use

The novel clinically validated digital endpoint will be able to:

offer deeper insight into disease impact

lead to faster clinical development of new therapies

provide a more valid and complete assessment of the impact of diseases and treatments

Latest News

Getting started with the Feasibility Study

July 10th, 2020|

After the successful Kick-Off meeting in Newcastle in February, the IDEA-FAST team worked hard to make the vision of the feasibility study come to life. Thanks to the device testing team, we were able [...]

IDEA-FAST Kick-Off Meeting

February 10th, 2020|

The project kick-off meeting was organised by Newcastle University and was held at the Newcastle United Football Club. Fai Ng and Fred Baribaud described the concept & approach for the project and strategies for identifying [...]

Press Release

February 4th, 2020|

Newcastle upon Tyne, February 05, 2019 – A new European research project to Identify Digital Endpoints to Assess FAtigue, Sleep and acTivities of daily living (acronym: IDEA-FAST) in the following neurodegenerative disorders (NDD): Parkinson’s disease [...]


IDEA-FAST is getting started with the Feasibility Study! More to follow
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The preparations for our feasibility study to explore #fatigue and #sleep disturbances with the help of #digital technology in different chronic diseases like #PD are in full swing. Now the ethics committee approved the start in Kiel💪 @NeurogeriatricK @IMI_JU @ParkinsonsUK @EFPIA

Day 2 of tackling #fatigue and #sleepdisturbance in #IMID and #ND at the IDEA-FAST kick-off meeting with the help of #wearables and #digitaltechnology. @IMI_JU @EU_H2020 @EFPIA @ParkinsonsUK