IDEA-FAST and Mobilise-D join forces to strengthen research and development of digital biomarkers

From January 2021 onwards, two EU Innovative Medicines Initiatives, IDEA-FAST and Mobilise-D, will join forces to increase the impact and the benefits of digital health technologies developed by both projects. Acknolwedgment The IDEA-FAST project is a 5½-year IMI2 project under Call H2020-JTI-IMI2-2018-15-two-stage – digital endpoints in neurodegenerative and immune-mediated diseases (total budget €42 Million). It […]

New Blog post on benefits of IDEA-FAST outcomes

Professor Walter Maetzler from Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein wrote a blog post on his personal motivation for participating in the IDEA-FAST project and the potential impact our project can have on defining and measuring fatigue. Is it really possible to measure fatigue with small portable electronic devices that we can almost buy in the supermarket these days? […]

New Blog post on health and remote monitoring

Mayca Marín, Marta Burgos and from Asociación Parkinson Madrid wrote a new blog post on the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic had (and continues to have) on people affected by Parkinson’s, as well as on the opportunities provided by technology to help manage their disease and therapies remotely, and remarks that can be extrapolated to […]

First IDEA-FAST Hackathon

Thursday and Friday ( November 5 and 6) saw the running of the first IDEA-FAST Hackathon. It was a great success with 25+ participants from across Europe, spanning 8 partner organisations and 5 work packages. We saw key advances in an App for Clinical Site Professionals, on Data Analytics from Different Types of Wearable Devices, […]

Feasibility Study achieves ethical approval for recruitment

For the Feasibility Study, the four pilot centres – University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein (GER), Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam (NL), and George-Huntington-Institut (GER) – have now all received ethical approval for recruitment. Some of the sites have already been actively recruiting and training participants and now the remaining centres can start […]

New Blog on feasibility study

The IDEA-FAST Blog has published its first contribution from Kirsten Emmert on the feasibility study: The IDEA-FAST feasibility study – Finding the most promising digital measures for sleep disturbances and fatigue  

Update on data management platform

The IDEA-FAST data management platform first release is now live. The platform has been deployed and is ready to receive data collected from the Feasibility Study.

Enhancing the monitoring and evaluation of sleep

A study involving a key member of the IDEA-FAST [1] consortium presents new benchmarks to support the continued development of systems that enable healthcare practitioners to better manage patients with sleep disorders. The findings, which highlight the value of digital measures correlated from multimodal sensor data, add impetus to IDEA-FAST’s aim to generate digital measures […]

Getting started with the Feasibility Study

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 to agree on the most promising devices to be included in this study in the beginning of April. Within four to […]

IDEA-FAST Kick-Off Meeting

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 digital endpoints and presented the project implementation including governance structure, WPs and their interaction. Colm Carroll presented the role of […]