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Parkinson's Disease Management through ICT

The REMPARK Approach

Hardback
August 2017
9788793519466
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    River Publishers
  • Published
    28th August 2017
  • ISBN 9788793519466
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 6.125" x 9.5"
$100.00
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July 2017
9788793519459
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    River Publishers
  • Published
    31st July 2017
  • ISBN 9788793519459
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
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Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that manifests with motor and non-motor symptoms. PD treatment is symptomatic with the goal of alleviating associated symptoms through an adjustment of the medication. It is very difficult to properly manage the disease, because its evolution is patient specific. The current available technology (electronics, communication, computing, etc.), correctly combined with wearables, can be of great use for obtaining and processing useful information for both clinicians and patients allowing them to become actively involved in their condition.

Parkinson's Disease Management through ICT: The REMPARK Approach presents the work done, main results, and conclusions of the REMPARK project (2011 – 2015) funded by the European Union under contract FP7-ICT-2011-7-287677. The REMPARK system was proposed and developed as a real Personal Health Device for the Remote and Autonomous Management of Parkinson’s Disease, composed of different levels of interaction with the patient, clinician, and carers, and integrating a set of interconnected sub-systems: sensor, auditory cueing, Smartphone, and server. The sensor subsystem, using embedded algorithms, is able to detect the motor symptoms associated with PD in real time. This information, sent through the Smartphone to the REMPARK server, is used for an efficient management of the disease.

Implementation of REMPARK will increase the independence and quality of life of patients and improve their disease management, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Preface
Participants in the project
1. Parkinson's disease management: trends and challenges
2. Objective symptoms detection
3. The REMPARK system
4. Assessment of motor symptoms
5. Sensor subsystem
6. User interaction
7. Actuator subsystem ACS
8. Disease Management subsystem
9. REMPARK system assessment. Main results
10. Conclusions
Author index
Keyword index

Joan Cabestany

Joan Cabestany is at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya UPC, Barcelona, Spain.

Angels Bayes

Angels Bayes is with Uparkinson Teknon, Grupo Hospitalario Quirón, Barcelona, Spain.