Frontotemporal Dementia Datacubed Health
Case Study

Advancing Frontotemporal Dementia Research

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) poses significant challenges in neurological research, characterized by its profound impact on cognitive, language, and motor skills. This not only affects patients directly but also places a substantial burden on families and healthcare systems. The rarity of the condition, along with the geographical spread of patients and the invasive nature of traditional study methods, has historically made participant recruitment and engagement difficult.

To address these challenges, Datacubed Health introduced the ALLFTD Mobile App, a pioneering digital tool designed to revolutionize FTD research. This smartphone-based application enables participants to perform cognitive assessments remotely. It leverages widespread mobile technology to connect researchers directly with the FTD community. This innovative approach allows for global participation without the need for physical travel, making research more inclusive and representative.

The app includes gamified tasks that assess a variety of functions. Those include executive functioning, memory, and motor skills, collecting comprehensive data crucial for understanding FTD. It features a user-friendly interface and a rewards system to keep participants motivated and engaged throughout the study. The effectiveness of the ALLFTD-mApp is demonstrated by its high participant engagement, with the study enrolling 214 participants, 70% of task completion, and 98% of participants affirming the acceptability of the time commitment.

Datacubed Health’s initiative with the ALLFTD-mApp represents a significant advancement in the battle against frontotemporal dementia. By harnessing the power of digital technology, it provides new hopes for accelerated research and the eventual discovery of effective treatments. This case study exemplifies the potential of technological innovations to transform the landscape of neurological research and patient engagement.

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