Sign up by: March 31, 2023
HANDDS-ONT takes place in the participant's home and community. We are seeking people living with a neurodegenerative disease or post-stroke, along with healthy controls. Our objectives: to understand how these diseases affect different people; discover ways to detect diseases earlier; explore ways to help people manage health related behaviours. Participant data is collected through small sensors worn on the wrist, ankle and chest for 7-10 days, along with assessment questionnaires and blood samples. Combining all this data will enable an understanding of daily challenges in aging while living with or without a neurodegenerative condition. Participants receive a personalized health and activity report from the period the sensors are worn. This information may help participants to better understand and manage some aspects of their health and it can be shared with their circle of care. Feedback on this report is requested as part of the study. For more see www.ondri.ca/handds
Study sponsor: Funding for HANDDS-ONT is provided by the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI). OBI is partially funded by the government of Ontario.
Location: Required in-person participation - Blood sample is provided in community Lifelabs location. Optional internet participation. Optional phone participation.
How Often: Biweekly
Contact: HANDDS-ONT Project coordinator, Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative