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Prognosys Solutions

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Project Team Members: Raj Bhatt, Divya Sharma

Prognosys Solutions is an objective diagnosis wearable technology for recognizing and detecting Parkinson’s disease symptoms.

How does your project remove barriers for people with disabilities and/or aging populations?

Our project assists Parkinson’s disease patients by objectively diagnosing a variety of parameters and optimizing treatment plans. Patients suffer from a variety of symptoms that change in intensity throughout the progression of the disease. As such, patients can experience fatigue, hands or other body parts shaking slightly, or difficulty standing. Their speech might become softer or slurred, or their handwriting may look different or illegible. Eating and drinking can also be difficult. Finally, patients may forget a word or a thought and feel depressed or anxious. Any of these symptoms can cause barriers in the daily life of a person, and our project strives to improve quality of life.

Where did the idea for your project come from?

We have first-hand experience with various disorders in our families. Co-founder Raj Bhatt’s father lives with Parkinson’ disease, and Divya Sharma’s grandmother lives with dementia. Raj’s father was the inspiration behind developing a product that will support and optimize a Parkinson treatment process.

What are the goals and objectives of your project?

The goal of our device is to objectively diagnose Parkinson’s disease symptoms. We will take a variety of parameters – from an IMU (wrist) band, a head set, medication, and environments – and input them in our IOS/android compatible tracking and analysis application.

Who is the target audience for your project?

Our target audience is primarily patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, with the potential to expand into other motor disorders.

What did you and your team gain from being involved in the Accessibility Project?

The Accessibility Project helped our idea become a reality. We were provided with invaluable connections within the community, which helped us learn more about disability in Canada as a whole. We were provided with numerous resources through the DMZ to help us with business development, sales, and growth and commercialization strategies. Finally, the generous grant allowed us to develop an optimal product. The Accessibility Project provided us with a solid platform from which to launch our startup.

What are your future plans for your project?

Upon developing our product through the support of the Accessibility Project, we plan to move on to the commercial stage and begin production.