PANDA Study – Mobile App



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We are currently recruiting with approval under IRB# 19-016641. Please go to our clinical trials webpage for more details about the study: Automated Assessment of Neurodevelopment in Infants at Risk for Motor Disability — PANDA Mobile App Data Collection

Your baby can help us learn how infants move. We want to understand how all infants move whether or not they have had any medical challenges. In the U.S., one in 10 infants are born at risk for neurodevelopmental disabilities. Early treatment in the first year of life improves long-term outcomes; however, today’s clinical tests are less than adequate. They are difficult to administer, require specialized training, and have limited long-term predictive value. An objective, accurate, easy-to-use tool for early prediction of long-term physical disability is critically needed.

The goal of the PANDA Study – Mobile App is to develop an automated assessment for early and accurate detection of infants at risk for neurodevelopmental disabilities by capitalizing on state-of-the-art sensing and machine learning technologies. By understanding how infants move, this project will help us develop universal noninvasive test for early detection of neurodevelopmental disabilities. This test will scale to infants worldwide, producing an affordable tool for infant health assessment.


Laura Prosser, PT, PhD
Division of Rehabilitation Medicine

Michelle J. Johnson, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Konrad Kording
University of Pennsylvania