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CuPiD is a new 3 year EU project to provide personalized rehabilitation exercises for people with Parkinson’s disease at home.
CuPiD is powered by an eight member consortium led by the University of Bologna and is an FP7 ICT Collaborative Project.
CuPiD will develop and test a combination of services for at home rehabilitation and training of major motor impairments caused by Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder of unknown cause that particularly affects areas of the brain which are involved in movement control. Research studies confirm the value of motor learning in Parkinson’s disease, as well as showing improvements as a result of training.
CuPiD will develop innovative rehabilitation based on new technology, the patient's needs, the principles of motor learning in Parkinson’s disease. CuPiD will contribute to the challenge of engaging patients with a chronic neurodegenerative disease in intensive exercise for a considerable length of time.
Rehabilitation at home with biofeedback
CuPiD will provide a ground-breaking home-based personalized rehabilitation tool for patients with Parkinson’s disease. The CuPiD service will employ wearable sensors, audio biofeedback, exergaming and external cueing to provide intensive motivating training that will be suited to the patient and will be monitored remotely by experts to provide the best care while decreasing the burden of transport to a rehabilitation centre.
The CuPiD trials
The CuPiD project will include 2 long term trials each lasting approximately 10 weeks and consisting of 30 Parkinson’s disease patients. CuPiD’s Israeli and Belgian clinical partners will be responsible for this area of the project.