MitrendS is a novel app that allows MS patients to easily document their illness from home and discuss it with their caregiver.
The app helps to monitor disease progression more accurately, for more effective treatments. Multiple sclerosis (MS) has different effects in different patients. It is therefore very important to record the individually different symptoms of the disease and their course as accurately as possible for each individual patient, so that personalized therapies can be implemented. In today’s clinical practice, this is only possible to a limited extent or not at all. The MIDATA MitrendS project is a pioneer project of personalized medicine in the field of MS.
All data collected with MitrendS are securely stored in MIDATA. The new data collected with MitrendS are merged with existing patient data (from data silos of the university hospital; e.g. medical history, medication, data from imaging procedures, blood analyses, etc.). All data are transferred to MIDATA and stored securely. From the collected anonymous data of all users, the optimal and individually coordinated therapy approaches for each individual user can then be calculated using self-learning analysis programs (machine learning) developed by ETH researchers. These are then implemented by MS specialists at the University Hospital in Zurich.
«MitrendS Citizen Science» asks the community to support this MS study with reference data. Healthy people use the same app as the MS patients in the MS study and thereby provide important reference data that the patient data can be compared to.