Sensors, Vol. 23, Pages 4957: Co-Designing Digital Technologies for Improving Clinical Care in People with Parkinson’s Disease: What Did We Learn?

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Sensors, Vol. 23, Pages 4957: Co-Designing Digital Technologies for Improving Clinical Care in People with Parkinson’s Disease: What Did We Learn?

Sensors doi: 10.3390/s23104957

Authors:
Mariana Monje
Sylvie Grosjean
Martin Srp
Laura Antunes
Raquel Bouça-Machado
Ricardo Cacho
Sergio Domínguez
John Inocentes
Timothy Lynch
Argyri Tsakanika
Dimitrios Fotiadis
George Rigas
Evžen Růžička
Joaquim Ferreira
Angelo Antonini
Norberto Malpica
Tiago Mestre
Álvaro Sánchez-Ferro
iCARE-PD Consortium

The healthcare model is shifting towards integrated care approaches. This new model requires patients to be more closely involved. The iCARE-PD project aims to address this need by developing a technology-enabled, home-based, and community-centered integrated care paradigm. A central part of this project is the codesign process of the model of care, exemplified by the active participation of patients in the design and iterative evaluation of three sensor-based technological solutions. We proposed a codesign methodology used for testing the usability and acceptability of these digital technologies and present initial results for one of them, MooVeo. Our results show the usefulness of this approach in testing the usability and acceptability as well as the opportunity to incorporate patients’ feedback into the development. This initiative will hopefully help other groups incorporate a similar codesign approach and develop tools that are well adapted to patients’ and care teams’ needs.

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