9th November 2010 - New research


IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering [2010] Oct 28 [Epub ahead of print] (S.Patel, T.Buckley, R.Rednic, D.McClure, L.Shih, D.Tarsy, M.Welsh, P.Bonato) Complete study

Mercury is a wearable wireless sensor being developed as a means of enabling home monitoring of the motion of people with Parkinson's Disease. Patients wear wireless nodes equipped with sensors for monitoring their movement and physiological conditions. Mercury consequently has the capability of analyzing sensor data in order to reliably estimate clinical scores capturing the severity of the patient's tremor, bradykinesia, and dyskinesia. The basic approach is to capture data from each limb segment (upper and lower arms and legs) using wearable sensors. The patient wears up to eight sensors each day and recharges the sensors at night. A laptop in the patient's home serves as a base station to collect and store sensor data. The data is then delivered via the Internet to the clinic where it is visualized and further processed by physicians. The signals are subject to extensive processing in order to tie the sensor data to clinical measures that evaluate the patientís motor function and progression of the disease. For more current news go to Parkinson's Disease News.


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