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DAMS - Digital Assessment in Multiple Sclerosis

What is MS?

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disease, which attacks myelin - the substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers — as well as the nerve fibers themselves.

MS impacts patients' motricity, balance, vision and evolves by relapses. In 85% of cases, patients develop handicaps and a loss of motricity.

More than 2.5 million people worldwide are affected by MS. Its treatment costs are estimated between 15 and 20 billion euros per year in Europe. Currently, the means used to follow and treat MS are not optimized. The patient assessment relies on a score coming from medical gold standards tests / questionnaires (MSFC, EDSS...) hard and lengthy to conduct and presenting several limits.

 

DAMS, an innovation in MS assessment

Ad Scientiam has developed DAMS, which innovates in MS self-assessment and aims at becoming THE new market standard.

In addition, several digital functionalities will support patients (symptom checker, adherence, tutorials...)

Self-assessment tests developed were built from the MSFC method, co-created with a board of experts and patients, and validated through large scale clinical trial. They will evaluate vision, cognition, dexterity and walking.

Finally, collected real-world data will allow future analytics studies and continuous improvement of algorithms.

 

This program has been conducted with the institutional support of Roche France, a medical board of neurologists and leading patients and clinicians associations (French Federation of Neurology, OFSEP, ARSEP)

A Proof-of-Concept study was conducted in 2016 on DAMS (TRL 6: System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment), demonstrating a strong correlation between DAMS and MSFC scores.

Ad Scientiam a été citée à la télévision ce 3 juin dans une chronique dédiée à la Sclérose en Plaques

Ad Scientiam launches its own validation clinical study on 200 patients in 10 Neurology centers specialized in Multiple Sclerosis

Scientific article about Ad Scientiam solution in MS (DAMS)

created by Dr Mikaël COHEN - Neurologist Hôpital Pasteur, CHU Nice

We are presenting an application under development, dedicated to patients with Mutiple Sclerosis (MS). This solution aims at facilitating patient...

A pilot study comparing the MSFC score to the DAM application, a self-assessment solution for MS patients

Roche France & Ad Scientiam signed a partnership to develop a digital solution on Multiple Sclerosis.

Watch the Dr Monteil's presentation about the first french Research kit application.