Evaluation

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The TEMIS project is produced thanks to co-financing from the European Union and the FEDER in addition to the SUDOE territorial cooperation programme.

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Evaluation

An evaluation phase is planned as part of the project. It will take place in several stages:

  • Preparation for deployment, including:
    • Drawing up test protocols: a protocol for healthy subjects and a protocol for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
    • At the same time, defining the methods used to process the physiological data.
    • Submission to the local ethical committees.
    • Selecting volunteers.
  • Carrying out the experiment with healthy subjects and patients: an evaluation of physical activity and its physiological consequences for the 120 patients and volunteers concerned in Toulouse and Lisbon.
  • An analysis of the results: analysis of the results in terms of medical impacts and technical impacts (acceptability, ease of use...).

Different populations with different degrees of physical activity will be evaluated:

  • 40 young healthy subjects (20 in Toulouse and 20 in Lisbon)
  • 20 young obese subjects whose physical activity we know to be limited (10 in Toulouse et 10 in Lisbon)
  • 40 elderly subjects with no pathology limiting physical activity (20 in Toulouse (10 of whom are matched by age and sex with the Parkinson’s patients (cf. below)) and 20 in Lisbon)
  • 10 Parkinson’s patients in the early stages of the disease and/or well balanced by the treatment
  • 10 patients with Parkinson’s disease or a Parkinsonian syndrome, with significant akinesia.

By choosing Parkinson’s patients whose motor activity will be slightly or very affected, we are able to evaluate the system on well-characterised populations.

Physical activity will be evaluated over a period of 7 consecutive days.

An evaluation of motor difficulties (akinesia) during standardised movements and abnormal movements (trembling, dyskinesia) will be carried out with the Kinect console in a pilot study of 10 Parkinson’s patients with or without treatment.

The evaluation will be carried out during a day’s hospitalisation. The recorded data will be compared with the visual data and the evaluation as it is traditionally carried out by a neurologist (the widely approved UPDRS rating scale). 

The volunteers and patients will be evaluated over a year (in 2014). Recruiting of subjects will be shared between Toulouse and Lisbon.