The Duchenne Research Fund recently shared the news that we are supporting the KineDMD study – Dr Aldo Faisal’s ground-breaking artificial intelligence study at Imperial College London, in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital, which aims to accelerate Duchenne muscular dystrophy research and clinical trials.
Boys and young men will wear non-intrusive sensors at home to enable clinicians to monitor their activity 24/7 and gather more accurate data about their movements and mobility. They will also wear an AI bodysuit a few times in the clinic to evaluate their progress. It is projected that monitoring patients’ progression with sensors and using Dr Faisal’s unique algorithmic analysis could reduce the timescale of future clinical trials by up to 50%. This would save enormous costs and clinical resources and may be able to much more quickly evaluate whether a new drug or treatment being trialled is effective for the patient.
KineDMD will be opening for recruitment soon for both ambulant and non-ambulant boys aged 6-17. If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to contact research [at] duchenne.org.uk