Spanish scientists developed a device that recorded the motor status of patients with Parkinson's, to help control the disease.
One of the difficulties the neurologists were responsible for adjusting treatment of patients was the lack of continuous and accurate data through the day, but with the device developed by the Catalonia Polytechnic (UPC) and t The Parkinson's Center Center. Teknon-Quirónsalud doctor, you can improve that process and your quality of life is significant.
The data taken by the "Stat-on" device helps doctors to make informed decisions about the treatment and can determine the actual condition of the patient, says Dr. Ángels Bayés, from the medical center Parkinson's Unit.
This treatment currently only affects his symptoms and his aim is to balance the possibility of a lack of specific neurotransmitters, as well as the symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease during the period. day and they are called Off Time periods.
The State appears soon after the medication, when the patient is good; To the contrary, in the Off Off the symptoms clearly limit the mobility and independence of the patients.
These variations are a serious cause of difficulties for their clinical stability and their control through drug modification.
The treatment at this stage focuses on managing the variations, but neurologists cannot make an adequate assessment, as they depend on the measurements made by patients of their clinical condition.
This means a great deal of effort from carers and patients, along with this sometimes it's hard to know the condition they mean suggesting the unreliability of the data, says the University on its website.
Thanks to this device, variations on the On / Off status can be registered permanently, as well as monitoring motor symptoms with different medicines for treatment and gait barriers.
As this small sensor is not invasive, it allows constant monitoring of the patient in his family environment; It is set in a comfortable belt and is designed to suit each individual.
Through artificial intelligence techniques, we learn from movements, can record parameters in guitar, falls and other movement features and personalize algorithms to record its symptoms.
Every day records the patient's motor status and at the end of the day produces a report, says Joan Cabestany, a researcher in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the UPC.
When the patient is carrying it, they do not need any kind of stimulus or connection, they work independently and it is very easy to use.