Pilot Parkinson

In cooperation with:

Development

During the development of Lea over the last few years, RCS has worked extensively with clients in care and rehabilitation organizations. The need for this target group has been analysed, after which the functionalities of Lea have been developed to join in as best as possible.

Development partners, including Tante Louise in Bergen op Zoom and the Sint Maartens Clinic in Nijmegen, have contributed to the development of Lea.

Since June 2018, Lea is officially on the market and thus by anyone to use. The focus has been shifted from developing to doing research. We cannot do this alone and that is why we are looking for both individuals as care organizations who want to help us with this.

Sinds juni 2018 is Lea officieel op de markt en daarmee door iedereen te gebruiken. De focus is daarmee verplaatst van ontwikkelen naar het doen van onderzoek. Dit kunnen we niet alleen en daarom zijn we op zoek naar zowel particulieren als zorgorganisaties die ons hiermee willen helpen.

Evidence

Especially when used by Parkinson’s patients, the first good results are clearly noticeable. The first users feel more secure thanks to Lea, are less likely to fall and moving more and more easily. However, we have not been able to collect enough sustainable scientific evidence in order to demonstrate the evidence of Lea. To make Lea available for a larger group, more research is needed. You can help!

Research

In collaboration with a large amount of research- and knowledge institutes (including the Medical Delta, Erasmus University, LUMC, the Haagse Hogeschool and Hogeschool Leiden), a study was started on the (cost) effectiveness of LEA within the target group ‘Parkinson’s’. The aim of this study is to provide insight into the potential added value of Lea. Studies are being done to examine the changes in healthcare when there is made use of Lea and what differs in patients’ health and the cost of care.

Method

Though means of a 3-month long pilot, the experiences on use of Lea during dailylife will be charted. Lea will replace the current tool and is thus used for all daily activities in and around the house. Prior to the test period, you will get acquainted with Lea by means of a demonstration and several questionnaires and walking tests are done. After 3 months these will be taken again to see the effect. In between, guidance is given by the staff of RobotCareSystems.

When the pilot is organized from a care organisation, they will also be involved in organizing the research. The involved employees will get training on the use of Lea. There is also room to involve own objectives around innovation surrounding the pilot. The results of the research are reported in a test report and are used anonymously for both scientific and commercial purposes.

Participating

Both individuals and organizations can participate in the research. Research is aimed on people with difficulties in mobility caused by Parkinson’s disease. Mainly patients in phase 3 and 4 of the disease can experience many benefits of Lea. Although Lea is also suitable for people with parkinsonism, unfortunately they cannot participate in this specific research. An important condition for the research is that the participants still need to have sufficient learning ability to use Lea functions. In addition, it is important to be able to give answers to the questionnaires, which are both taken at the beginning and at the end of the pilot period.Experience shows that Lea is currently only suitable for users with a mild or no cognitive impairment.

Applying for the pilot

Are you interested in the pilot or would you like to receive more information? Feel free to contact us or fill in an application form for the Parkinson’s pilot for yourself or your organization.

Private
Private
Private
☑ Introduction/demonstration
☑ Point-zero measurement
☑ Installation of Lea and 3 months use
☑ End measurement

* Deze velden zijn verplicht

Care organization
Care organization
Care organization
☑ Introduction/demonstration
☑ Training personnel
☑ Selecting clients (minimum of 4)
☑ Point-zero measurement
☑ Installation of Lea and 3 months use
☑ End measurement

* Deze velden zijn verplicht