Mobil4Park: development of a sensor-stimulator network for the therapy of freezing of gait in Parkinson patients

Ardit Dvorani, Constantin Wiesener, Markus Valtin, Hanno Voigt, Andrea Kühn, Nikolaus Wenger, Thomas Schauer
2020 Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering  
AbstractParkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases in the world which mainly affects the human's motor systems. An estimated number of 7–10 million people worldwide suffer from PD. In Germany, the number of people affected by PD lies at about 300,000 and the number rises every year by approximately 13,000. One of the cardinal symptoms of PD is the freezing of gait (FoG), which arises/appears in the late stages of the PD. FoG is defined as an episodic process
more » ... th increased restriction of movement or complete blockage despite the intention of moving and, as it can lead to falls and injuries and reduces the quality of life, is considered as one of the most disabling symptoms of PD. In this contribution, we introduce a wearable wireless system designed for gait monitoring and non-invasive electrical stimulation (cueing) in case of a FoG episode.
doi:10.1515/cdbme-2020-2013 fatcat:g2xodf3u75ezbfq7jcbm5m232y