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Jacobus Johannes van Hilten, MD, PhD

Professor in Movement Disorders at Leiden University Medical Center

Location: Leiden Netherlands

Jacobus Johannes van Hilten, MD, PhD, is a professor in movement disorder neurology at Leiden University Medical Center. He was one of the first researchers to explore the potential of wearable technology in the assessment of Parkinson's. Since 2015, he has been the principal investigator of the Technology in Motion consortium, which focuses on automated markerless assessment of movement disorders. He is also the principal investigator of the SCOPA-PROPARK project, in which measurement instruments (SCOPA-rating scales) were developed to evaluate Parkinson's. The PROPARK cohort is one of the most extensively characterized cohorts of Parkinson's patients and part of the International Parkinson Disease Genomics Consortium. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. van Hilten received his medical and doctoral degrees at the Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Associated Grants

  • Project Holocue: Smart Wearable Assistive Cueing Device for Reducing Freezing of Gait


  • Phenoprofiling PD


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