AIJU and the Alicante Parkinson’s Association are working together to aid development of a new generation of video games that will help towards improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s. The work forms part of the PROPHETIC Project, funded by the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) programme within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions call of the European Commission. It aims to develop and implement a platform to help to deal with Parkinson’s disease through remote, ongoing monitoring of patients in a non invasive way.

Research is at present at a stage of collecting the needs and requirements, in which experts in Parkinson’s from different countries in the European Union are participating. Spain is included among these and is represented by the Alicante Parkinson’s Disease Association.

In order to fully understand the reality and needs of the patients mentioned, there is a need for participation by different experts in Parkinson’s (psychologists, physiotherapists, etc.), – who will determine the preferences, priority intervention areas and demands of the Parkinson’s sufferers linked to the future development of the PROPHETIC platform -, as well as participation from the actual Parkinson’s sufferers, who will provide valuable information about the use of Information and Communication Technologies and about related leisure choices.

The outcomes from this initial phase will serve as requirements and guidelines for ensuring a platform design that matches the needs of the target users, which will be prepared in the coming months.

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