Artificial intelligence for people with Parkinson’s disease

Research Title: Thinking and acting together to adapt an in-ear technology to the needs of people with Parkinson’s disease

Abstract

Up to 90% of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) develop communication and swallowing disorders complicating their social participation, only 13-38% receive services. Wearable technologies incorporating artificial intelligence hold promise for preventing symptoms and facilitating lifestyle habits. However, ethical and practical issues of acceptability and usability hinder the adoption and development of these technologies. Our project, based on the principles of Responsible Health Innovation, aims to adapt an emerging in-ear technology (IAT) to the needs of PMPs. A process of inclusion of users with PD and their relatives, based on the development of literacy in techno-health, will be deployed to actively and meaningfully involve these stakeholders in the development of: 1) a specification for adapting the IAT to their needs; and 2) a specification for a research project on the impact of the IAT.

Goals

Develop health and technology literacy of stakeholders;
To support acceptability and usability of AIT from the perspective of users;
Enable data exploitation from a machine learning and artificial intelligence perspective;
Define a specification for the adaptation of the TIA and a responsible and inclusive methodological design for future research.

Milestones

Ethical approval
Health and technology literacy
User training and experimentation
Data analysis
Definition of specifications
Knowledge transfer

 

Update: December 1, 2021

Global progress
Ethical approval
Health and technology literacy
User training and experimentation
Data analysis
Definition of specifications
Knowledge transfer
Partners
    Team members
    (par ordre alphabétique de nom de famille) Claire Croteau, co-chercheure, Université de Montréal Ingrid Verduyckt, chercheure principale, Université de Montréal Rachel Bouserhal, co-chercheure principale, École de technologie supérieure Romain Rigal, partenaire principal, Parkinson Québec Sylvie Ratté, co-chercheur, École de technologie supérieure
    Intersectoral collaboration agent
    Innovation stages
    • Émergence, Expérimentation, Appropriation
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