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Welcome to the RADAR-base community!

The RADAR-base community emerged from the IMI funded project RADAR-CNS, where a consortium of clinicians, developers, researchers, patient organizations and EFPIA partners joined forces to transform care by leveraging sensor data from wearable devices like fitness trackers and smartphones.


Strengths of RADAR-base

  • Independent of Disease and devices. Deploy in the cloud or on-premise.
  • Ability to integrate with various devices and other systems. RADAR-base already integrates a growing list of devices.
  • Passive monitoring and Active monitoring using mobile applications.
  • Harmonized and structured data extraction of all collected data.

While you are getting started!

The RADAR-base architecture consists of multiple components and methods to ingest and access data. It is important to understand the concepts and components behind the RADAR-base architecture. Especially, if you are interested in setting an instance of RADAR-base on your server or willing to contribute to the platform development. Some recommended documents to read before getting started:

RADAR-base platform apart from the data ingesting apps are distributed as docker containers and integrated and orchestrated using Docker-compose. A basic working  knowledge of docker containers and docker-compose are required to understand the deployment process for the platform.

Recommended server specifications.

The RADAR-base platform can be easily integrated in existing IT infrastructure or run autonomously in the cloud or on physical (on-premise) servers.

To set up an (virtual) environment for a RADAR-base instance, the following requirements are recommended:

  • 4-core CPU
  • 16 GB memory
  • An SSD for the operating system and docker (at least 50 GB)
  • 1 x 1 TB spinning disks for redundancy

This setup is sufficient for continuous collection of high-frequency data from up to 1000 study participants for a study duration of 12 months using the sensors of the passive app, with dashboard graphs disabled. See here for a overview of integrated data streams from smartphone sensors or wearable devices.

Now Let’s Get Started!

Please read the How to install RADAR-base using RADAR-Docker, which provides you with the step-by-step instructions to get started easily.