The research group Neurogeriatrics Kiel prioritizes on the collection and analysis of quantitative data from modern technological tools. We believe that the future of medicine will include such data in the diagnosis, monitoring and care of patients. We focus on the elderly with mobility and movement disorders and cognitive restrictions.

The future of digital medicine will most probably be based on multiple interoperable electronical databases, with the patient-controlled electronical health record (EHR) in the center. Passive and active data collection devices will be used by the patient and continuously feed data into the EHR. (Note that the watch in the figure stands for many different data collection opportunities, including non-body-located systems.) Clinical data warehouses are databases that will support medical professionals with clinical decision making and patient care in real time. Population health analytics will support health-related decision making by providing risk and prediction markers. Analysis strategies within and across databases will be mainly based on artificial intelligence algorithms.

The collection and analysis of quantitative data is explained in more detail below: