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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The objective of project CAPARE is to bring Cueing-Assisted AR therapeutic gait-and-balance Exergaming in people with Parkinson’s disease from TRL4 to TRL8 by implementing an AR cue personalization protocol and a remote gait-and-balance monitoring pipeline based on AR data-science into CAPARE, before examining its clinical feasibility in a multicenter pilot randomized controlled trial terms of safety, adherence, patient experience and efficacy.
Cueing is effective for improving Parkinsonian gait, but ‘one-size-fits-all’ cueing does not exist. We will make cueing more effective through a personalized AR cue selection protocol
AR exergaming is promising for at-home gait-and-balance therapy in people with Parkinson’s. We will improve its inclusiveness to people with freezing of gait by adding personalized cues to exergames
Gait and balance therapy is often prescribed at home, but therapists are blind as to what happens there. We will exploit AR data science to remotely monitor therapy adherence and progress in gait and balance