East Netherlands


Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s detected by using apps and avatars

OnePlanet Research Center and Think East Netherlands partners Radboud University and Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) and OnePlanet Research Center are using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse signs of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. The aim is to detect the disease at an early stage. They are also developing digital aids, such as apps and avatars, for patients already suffering from these diseases, so that they receive an indication at home that the disease is changing and care providers can intervene in time. The three institutes are now setting up a new ICAI lab for this purpose: AI-RONDO (Risk Profiling and Decision Support).

“There is already a lot of data on patients suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, which are two common disorders of the brain. By using AI algorithms and models on this information, we can find new links and for example pinpoint groups facing an increased risk of developing complications. Using these enriched data we are able, following diagnosis, to prescribe treatment for a patient specifically designed for their personal risk profile.”

Radboud AI

Radboud AI is an initiative that brings together researchers from all seven faculties of Radboud University. In total, the university has more than 170 scientists who are involved in AI research. Based on the citation score, they are number one in AI research in the Netherlands. The university stands out with its focus on the human side of AI, devoting much of its effort to applications where people are at the centre.

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Source: Radboud University