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European pharma gait detection sensor

European Researchers Team Up with Pharma Companies to Develop Gait Detecting Sensor

A slower walking pace or more variable stride may indicate cognitive decline, according to several studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Now researchers from all over Europe have partnered up with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) to develop sensor technology that assesses the loss in mobility. Related This Smart […]
Dopamine detect sensors

University of Central Florida Researchers Developing Sensors to Detect Parkinson’s Disease in Seconds

Dopamine is a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson’s, depression and some cancers. When Parkinson’ disease develops, the cells in the substantia nigra part of the brain begin to die. These cells produce dopamine and the loss of dopamine in the brain leads to issues with movement. […]
Neura MJFF Shake It UP Parkinsons

NeuRA Researchers Team Up with the Michael J. Fox and Shake It Up Foundations...

In People with Parkinson’s disease, falls are a common event but pose serious health risks. Falls are frequently caused by gait impairments, postural instability and freezing-of-gait, a brief absence of forward momentum of the feet despite the intention to walk. Read more Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Collaboration with Verily Aims to Deepen Understanding of Parkinson’s […]
Untethered Electrode for Neural Stimulation

Pitt Researchers Develop Tiny Light-Activated Electrode for Neural Stimulation

Neural Stimulation involves electrical stimulation of nerve tissues and is the basis of emerging treatments for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. One of the major problems with this technique is the need to have a cable connecting the implanted electrode to an external controller. Researchers at the University of Pittsburg (Pitt) have developed a […]
Parkinsons WAND implant

Innovative Brain Implant Reads and Stimulates Brain to Improve Parkinson’s Treatment

Neurostimulation is often used to treat conditions such as epilepsy, effects of stroke, and even depression. In this type of treatment, special devices are used to send to control the activity of the brain and central nervous system. However, currently available neurostimulator devices cannot simultaneously stimulate brain activity and record it. Related Abbott, Medtronic Driving […]
IBM fingernail sensor

IBM Develops Fingernail Sensor That Uses Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Parkinson’s, Other Diseases

The strength of grip is a useful metric for monitoring diseases. Grip strength has been linked with the effectiveness of medication in people with Parkinson’s disease, the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics, the condition of one’s cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality in geriatrics. With that in mind, researchers at IBM have developed a first-of-a-kind […]