A double closed loop to enhance the quality of life of Parkinson's Disease patients: REMPARK system

Albert Samà, Carlos Pérez-López, Daniel Rodríguez-Martín, J. Manuel Moreno-Aróstegui, Jordi Rovira, Claas Ahlrichs, Rui Castro, João Cevada, Ricardo Graça, Vânia Guimarães, Bernardo Pina, Timothy Counihan, Hadas Lewy, Roberta Annicchiarico, Àngels Bayés, Alejandro Rodríguez-Molinero, Joan Cabestany

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Abstract

This paper presents REMPARK system, a novel approach to deal with Parkinson's Disease (PD). REMPARK system comprises two closed loops of actuation onto PD. The first loop consists in a wearable system that, based on a belt-worn movement sensor, detects movement alterations that activate an auditory cueing system controlled by a smartphone in order to improve patient's gait. The belt-worn sensor analyzes patient's movement through real-time learning algorithms that were developed on the basis of a database previously collected from 93 PD patients. The second loop consists in disease management based on the data collected during long periods and that enables neurologists to tailor medication of their PD patients and follow the disease evolution. REMPARK system is going to be tested in 40 PD patients in Spain, Ireland, Italy and Israel. This paper describes the approach followed to obtain this system, its components, functionalities and trials in which the system will be validated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages115-124
Number of pages10
Volume207
ISBN (Print)9781614994732
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2nd KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, InMed 2014 - San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: Jul 9 2014Jul 11 2014

Other

Other2nd KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, InMed 2014
CountrySpain
CitySan Sebastian
Period7/9/147/11/14

Keywords

  • Disease Management
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Wearable System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Samà, A., Pérez-López, C., Rodríguez-Martín, D., Moreno-Aróstegui, J. M., Rovira, J., Ahlrichs, C., Castro, R., Cevada, J., Graça, R., Guimarães, V., Pina, B., Counihan, T., Lewy, H., Annicchiarico, R., Bayés, À., Rodríguez-Molinero, A., & Cabestany, J. (2014). A double closed loop to enhance the quality of life of Parkinson's Disease patients: REMPARK system. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 207, pp. 115-124). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-474-9-115