Published on September 7, 2013 at 7:27 AM
GLNT currently provides remote monitoring for Parkinson’s with Kinesia HomeView™. The system includes patient worn motion sensors and broadband integrated tablet which patients use to follow video instructions and complete motor assessments. All data is transmitted remotely to a HIPAA compliant server and clinicians login to a website to view symptom reports. Adding video conferencing will close the loop on clinical workflow by allowing clinicians to then remotely discuss the results with patients and offer recommendations that can improve their quality of life. “The clinical market, regulatory environment, and reimbursement landscape for telemedicine are all rapidly evolving and Parkinson’s disease is uniquely positioned to benefit from telemedicine”, stated Joseph P. Giuffrida, PhD, President and Principal Investigator on this program. “Parkinson’s is an incredibly complex disease, and we are focused on developing remote monitoring technologies with visualization tools that can scale to the needs of patient care. Integrating remote monitoring with real-time video conferencing solves both the challenges of accurately capturing symptom response to treatments and accessibility of care, which are critical to improve quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s. Commercially, the technology will position GLNT with a complete telemedicine solution for both clinical care and clinical trials markets”.
Dr. Giuffrida thanks the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities for funding the Phase II NIH SBIR project (R44MD004049).