UMRI: Creating Critical Mass in New Technologies for Mobility and Motion Monitoring for Healthcare.
Patricia Scully1, Emma Stanmore2, Krikor Ozanyan3, Paul Wright3, Lei Ren4, Sarah Tyson2, Michael Callaghan5
CEAS1, NMSW2, EEE3, MACE4, TM5
We have been awarded a grant to form a multidisciplinary network based in the North-West of England, led by The University of Manchester (UoM) to develop and calibrate novel emerging technologies for remote and cost effective monitoring of human movement.
Gait and balance are indicators of well-being, and can identify patients suffering from mobility problems and requiring rehabilitation, enabling changes to be tracked in degenerative conditions, such as dementia, Parkinsons and arthritis.
Remotely monitoring mobility in the patient’s home, would increase the numbers of patients benefitting from prescribed exercises for rehabilitation and improve self-management of care, thus saving clinical costs.