The open source platform for remote assessment using wearable devices and mobile applications

Are you musing about a world in which we can make the most out of smartphone and wearable technology?

Do you want to preempt and prevent diseases in healthy people rather than diagnose and treat patients?

Then the RADAR-base (Remote Assessment of Disease And Relapses) may be exactly what you’ve been looking for!

It is an open source platform that aims to help you leverage data from wearables and mobile technologies. It’s main focus is the seamless integration of data streams from various wearables to collect sensor data in real time. These can then be stored, managed and shared with researchers for retrospective analysis.

Passive and active data collection

RADAR-base provides both passive and active data collection via two applications:

  • Passive data collection can be conducted using passive remote monitoring technologies (pRMT) applications. It includes real time monitoring of movement, location, audio, calls and texts, and app usage. Passive collection can be done by directly sending data from phone sensors or device sensor data through the (pRMT) app or device sensor data via cloud storage to RADAR-base or combination of these options. For devices which do not have any of these methods, the data is collected by manually uploading the data extracted from the devices to RADAR-base platform. IMPORTANT NOTE: You can only use this app if you have signed consent in person to be part of studies conducted as part of the RADAR-CNS project.
  • Active data collection using the active Remote Monitoring Technologies (aRMT) app, which includes the use of questionnaires that might ask patients about their mood, medication intake, or the severity of symptoms. All of the collected data can be extracted from the platform in structured formats.

In order to be able to conduct a remote monitoring study using RADAR-Base, you need to have a deployment of the RADAR-base platform. This can be either in-house or in the cloud and integration of selection of devices you would like to use for your study. Once these are available, you can start enrolling participants with the help of the RADAR-base study management system called Management Portal.

The complete RADAR-base technology stack is available under an Apache 2 open source license. As an active community of developers, researchers and clinicians, the team focusses on continuously improving data quality, user experience, validation as well as to extend the platform with new features and data sources.

A key objective of RADAR-base is to stimulate the mHealth field by building a highly adaptable and scalable platform which can be freely reused.

Find out more:

The RADAR-base is listed in Neuronet’s Asset Map, providing a comprehensive view of the different assets resulting from the Innovative Medicines Initatives neurodegeneration research projects, including but not limited to genetic datasets, clinical cohorts and data platforms. Explore it now: