Impact of Exercise on Progression of Neurodegenerative Disease

UCLA partnered with HexCare to utilize wearable technology to assess the impact of exercise on Alzheimer’s disease. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease were enrolled to determine the impact of activity level on functional brain imaging studies.

Challenges Overcome

1. Lack of established standard for exercise capacity in neurodegenearative disease
2. Poor smartphone penetration


Exercise + Neurodegeneration


FHIR Standards

Fitbit Flex


Steps as Proxy for activity.

EMR integration for patient record analysis