Novartis job opportunity for analysis of wearable sensor data for Digital Mobility Outcomes

Novartis is now looking for a Digital Data Scientist to join their group and participate in their ground-breaking medical research activities that redefine the grammar for medicine in the post-genome era. The Digital Data Scientist in Novartis will understand complex and critical business problems, formulate integrated analytical approach to mine data sources, employ statistical methods…

Episode 3: Making a difference in people’s lives – Silvia Del Din awarded a NUAcT Fellowship.

Our Mobilise-D colleague Dr. Silvia Del-Din has always been fascinated by research and the idea of “making a difference in people’s lives”. Here she explains her role in Mobilise-D, her new NUAcT fellowship at Newcastle University, and her perspective on how remote monitoring can revolutionize healthcare.  Silvia (37) was born in Agordo in the North-East of Italy and is a great fan of travelling and hiking. In her professional life, she has been involved in research for more than 10 years now. But how did a young girl from a small town nestled in the Dolomites, end up doing…

IMI article about our Digital Health Catalyst initiative

The Digital Health Catalyst (DHC) was created by Mobilise-D and IDEA-FAST in response to the growing need for research and application in the area of real-world digital measurements. “The field will require a new generation of personnel from areas including clinical research and application, sensor and hardware development, infrastructure and data handling, data processing and…

In the spotlight: Abolfazl Soltani’s Public PhD defense, Friday, Dec 11

This coming Friday Abolfazl Soltani, one of our Mobilisers from EPFL, Switzerland, will have the public defense of his PhD thesis.  In his PhD work, Abolfazl has focused on accurate walking speed estimation and walking bout detection based on wrist-worn sensors. Although there are many different digital systems that can monitor gait in unsupervised free-living situations such as housekeeping, catching a bus, and shopping, they each have different advantages and disadvantages.   One such system, the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), can measure real-world gait speed accurately, but…

New publication: A roadmap to inform development, validation and approval of digital mobility outcomes: the Mobilise-D approach

Well known biomarkers such as blood pressure, respiration, temperature, pulse, and pain are frequently used by physicians and other health professionals to describe a patient’s health and disease status. In addition to these ‘signs of life’, there is another important aspect of people’s health and disease status, namely their mobility – how well they walk. Loss of physical mobility, such as reduced walking speed, is a significant feature of many health…

NIHR NEWS: Monitoring patients’ mobility continues despite new lockdown

Monitoring patients’ mobility during the COVID19 pandemic could easily have been impossible due to lockdown and restrictions such as social distancing. However, this isn’t the case for the Mobilise-D technical validation study (TVS) where 120 participants with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, congestive heart failure or hip fracture, along with healthy older adults, will be enrolled. Our test sites in Newcastle and Sheffield have found a way to work around the distancing restrictions to keep the study open, and confirmed that the technical validation…