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 diagnose disease progression more accurately, for more effective treatments.
Multiple sclerosis does have 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 multiple sclerosis.
MitrendS allows the user to continuously test MS-relevant parameters such as perception, motor function of the hand and arm, gait, fatigue and mood. In MS, the course of the disease also depends strongly on external influences. This is why MitrendS can also record lifestyle factors and weather data.
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.