IDEA-FAST is a project funded by the European Commission
under the HORIZON 2020 Programme.
Identifying digital endpoints for fatigue and sleep.
Patients with neurodegenerative disorders (NDD) and immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID) are often affected by fatigue and sleep disturbances. These two disabling symptoms lead to poor quality of life and high healthcare costs.
However, existing approaches to evaluate them are based on questionnaire methodology and have significant limitations. As a consequence, they are not reliable and do not take the impact of therapies into consideration.
The EU-funded IDEA-FAST project will identify new digital endpoints for fatigue and sleep disturbances and offer a more objective and reliable evaluation of the seriousness and the effects of the symptoms. The purpose of the project is to understand the key mechanisms of these two disturbances and improve clinical trials envisaging new therapies with lower costs.