e-FINGERS virtual facilitator for personalized brain health promotion and dementia prevention

01.06.2022 - 30.11.2022

Project

Co-creation -project funded by the Business Finland. During this stage, research organization is creating new research idea, which has chances to proceed as collaboration project (co-innovation) with suitable companies. This project, eFINGERS, aims to develop a virtual facilitator for personalized brain health promotion and dementia prevention. Neurocenter Finland has main responsibilities for the proposal preparation and the principal investigator is Associate Professor Alina Solomon (MD, PhD), and the project is coordinator Annalaura Jokiniemi (MSc). During Co-creation –stage the necessary research and company collaboration network will be built.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are major public health problems. After many failed clinical trials, there are still no effective, widely available disease-modifying drugs. Accurate identification of people at-risk or in early disease stages can increase the likelihood of developing effective disease-modifying therapies, but to do this we need to find new sustainable ways of working. The e-FINGERS virtual facilitator will enable development of novel and effective tools for personalized brain health promotion and dementia prevention, e.g. softwares and digital biomarkers for finding people at risk or in early disease stages, directing them to the right trials/treatments, and monitoring disease, risk and therapeutic effects over time. It will also be adaptable to other brain conditions beyond AD/dementia in the future. Ultimately, e-FINGERS aims to become an internationally connected national virtual facilitator for innovative neuroscience R&D, with longer-term sustainability facilitated by early involvement of industry.

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Main funder

Business Finland

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Organization

Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences

If you are inrtested in collabroation, you may contact Alina Solomon (https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/person/alina.solomon/) or Annalaura Jokiniemi (https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/person/annalaura.jokiniemi/). You can also visit Neurocenter Finland website (https://neurocenterfinland.fi/).

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Time period

01.06.2022 - 30.11.2022

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