mPower Researcher Portal

mPower Researcher Portal

The mPower Public Researcher Portal is the data access point for the mPower mobile Parkinson Disease study. mPower is an mobile application-based study piloting new approaches to monitoring key indicators of Parkinson Disease progression and diagnosis by supplementing traditional behavioral symptom measurements with novel metrics gleaned from sensor-rich mobile devices.

As a scalable, inexpensive, and non-invasive method for frequent measurement and tracking of symptoms, the Parkinson mPower app has been able to survey a large, longitudinal cohort of volunteers with PD and controls. The goal of this study is to understand the frequency and degree of variation of patient symptoms, the sources of those variations, and the potential modulators of those variations. The insights gained through these data may help develop personalized interventions to mitigate the dynamic variability in the disease.

mPower Data Release

Data from more than 9,500 participants in the mPower study, a mobile research study developed by Sage Bionetworks, has been made available to the research community worldwide. These data, which consists millions of data points collected on a nearly-continuous basis through mPower, will help speed scientific progress toward treatments that could improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease. Sage Bionetworks encourages members of the research community to learn more about accessing the data and becoming a qualified researcher by visiting the mPower Public Researcher Portal which includes FAQs for data users. Learn about procedures for accessing mHealth data.  Press Release.

Nature Publishing Group Articles

· The mPower study, Parkinson disease mobile data collected using ResearchKit, describes the study implementation, demographics, data collected and an overview of data analysis.

· Smartphones as new tools in the management and understanding of Parkinson’s disease, is an editorial about mPower which discusses the use of smartphones to implement precision medicine for studying Parkinson’s disease. The article encourages patients, researchers and advocates to work together to better understand Parkinson’s and adjacent movement disorders.

· First, design for data sharing, a commentary on designing mobile Health (mHealth) research studies that allow for data sharing.

mPower Data Release In the News

 Press ReleaseSage Bionetworks Uses Participant Feedback to Update mPower App mPower app is the first to use Apple’s new CareKit platform to deliver better insights to Parkinson’s disease patients

mPower Researcher Community Webinar held March 8, 2016 10:00 am PST: Watch the Webinar