Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse in Central Nervous System Disorders (RADAR-CNS)

The RADAR-CNS project aims to develop new ways of monitoring major depressive disorder, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis using wearable devices and smartphone technology. Epilepsy, depression, and multiple sclerosis are distinct disorders that affect 400 million people worldwide, with different causes and symptoms, all of which can be severely detrimental to patients’ quality of life and life expectancy.

For all three disorders, patients often experience periods where their symptoms are manageable, followed by periods of deterioration and acute illness (relapse). Patient surveys have repeatedly highlighted the need to predict when relapses will happen and to improve the treatments which are available to stop them from occurring. Continuous remote assessment using smartphones and wearable devices provides a complete picture of a patient’s condition at a level of detail which was previously unachievable. Moreover, it could potentially allow treatment to begin before a patient’s health deteriorates, preventing the patient relapsing or becoming more ill before they seek treatment.


  • Typifying and predicting changes in the disease through non-invasive remote sensing technology
  • Innovating in the treatment of chronic diseases (multiple sclerosis in our case) with the aim to improve people's quality of life

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Investigador principal:

Xavier Montalban

Technology in multiple sclerosis, wearables, Central nervous system disorders