NeuroD, is a Dementia Road-mapping and Community Building activity which aims to centralise research initiatives across faculties and divisions at the University of Manchester & further afield.
Neurodegenerative Diseases - including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's - are incurable and are characterised by progressive degeneration and/or death of neuron cells. While our colleagues in Health Sciences are coordinated in addressing the clinical causes of ND, technological interventions, development and support have been ad-hoc (at best) in their development, deployment, and evaluation.
The aim of the NeuroD initiative is to centralise research across faculties and divisions through Dementia@Manchester, the University of Manchester’s vehicle for contributing to the UK Dementia Platform. This will involve connecting the many EPS researchers already working on diagnosis, monitoring, intervention and prediction in cases of Dementia and other Neurodegenerative Diseases through this platform. This will reduce the risk of counter productivity across faculties as multiple projects research differing solutions to the same problem.
The plan to facilitate this increased cooperation and clarity comes in three distinct stages:
This initiative is a springboard to create a network of technologists, coming together to coalesce existing, but disjoint, work and identify new technological areas which will have a significant and lasting impact on the domain.
Working together we will identify what technologies are currently in development or recently created, along with the types of NDD they are intended to address. We will identify cross-cutting themes between NDDs and cross-pollinate solutions. Finally, we will develop an evolvative route map (in consultation with Health Science and looking for the greatest impacts) of technological interventions particularly in sensing, monitoring, analytics, and prediction.
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