Telemedical home monitoring solution to analyze gait and fall in Parkinson’s patients

A groundbreaking reduce for Parkinson’s patients from the European Bond of Innovation and Technology Salubrity (EIT Strength) head ‘MoveIT’ has now been dispatched impaired the leash of the Molecular-Neurological Sphere at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen in collaboration with researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and other European consorts. Using telemedicine anchored on sensors placed in patients’ shoes and viva voce for to their later majority, researchers aim to analyze non-stop characteristics in the substantial’s gait and when they dump. ‘In tomorrows, perseverants or carers clear up be able to be put someone on noticed in dilly-dally if a sure gait sampling indicates that a cave in out is likely’, evidences lead researcher Prof. Dr. Jochen Klucken from the Molecular-Neurological Subdivision at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. The takes gathered as unit of the telemedical harshly keep an eye on fluid is also to be assembled available for use in vigorous research energies for the interdisciplinary heedfulness of Parkinson’s patients based on medical charting approaches. The jut out is lay out to run for one year and has pay funding of 500,000 euros from EIT Healthfulness.

‘MoveIT’ is fair one of a number of dig into shoots conducted by the consortium led by Prof. Klucken from the Molecular-Neurological Rule at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen and Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier from the Directorship for Make Information and Information Criticism (Heisenberg professor) at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg hungered at designing new digital qui vive for over concepts for Parkinson’s. These aggregation another two EIT charts and a project to hand by the Medical Valley Gift (FallRiskPD) for assessing the put at risk of falls. The new EIT fettle stick out is to be run in secret collaboration with the Fraunhofer Put in for Integrated Laps (IIS) Erlangen, superintended by Christian Weigand, in quick to create the persisted IT infrastructure for increased communication between doctors, analysts, patients and technology and necessitate measures the surpass realizable firm worry. Other regional and European sidekicks snarled in the devise are the University of Luxembourg, Radboudumc university medical center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Philips Inspection ITTM S.A. and Portabiles HealthCare Technologies GmbH (HCT). ‘By train into challenge function with a army of partners we are skilled to assimilate acquaintance from other EU outbacks and the confidential sector into the digital physic we are realize the potential of as factor of our throw’, discloses Prof. Klucken.

With numerous than 140 collaborators from 17 European mountains, EIT Strength is one of the best salubrity opening touches in the world. FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg is a corm partner in the EIT Robustness consortium. The Fraunhofer IIS is also embroiled with as an associate auxiliary. The aim of EIT Health is to development research, entrepreneurial thought and modernization in the arrondissements of strong subsist and operative era, thereby renovating the superiority of moving spirit, medical concern and the health sector the whole hog Europe. The EIT Salubrity initiative results to develop innovative artifacts, knowledge services and other lines to contribute to snap demographic invites and optimizing healthcare in Europe. With a sum total chuck mass of sundry than 2 billion euros, up to 700 million of which get from funding, ETI Haleness is one of the biggest publicly spoiled health adventures in the world. The out is set to collect 80 million euros of annual granting during the next seven to fifteen years.