This session will focus on haptics and what it can mean for health and wellness. Hear about how smart haptics clothing can help improve a patient’s quality of life.
Gait impairments and related falls are a significant contributor to healthcare burden. Gait assessments are a key indicator of risk of falls (ROF). Currently however, accurate gait monitoring is limited to clinical and lab environments. We propose a smart wearable gait monitoring system haptic system to extend gait assessments and monitoring Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients at home and in the community.
The new Sensoria smart sock implemented in partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation, has the potential to both remotely monitor gait, and detect and intervene to potentially reduce ROF events such as Freeze of Gait (FOG) as well as address specific fall risk factors (i.e. FOG) in Parkinson’s disease patients. Each smart sock is equipped with three proprietary textile pressure sensors positioned at the plantar area of the foot (below the 1st and 5th metatarsal heads and under the calcaneus bone), 9-axis IMU (accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope) and Bluetooth inside the Sensoria Core microelectronics and two miniaturized, powerful haptic motors at the ankle bone level sending rhythmic vibrations in real-time to the patient before or during a FOG event. Real patient testimony: When comparing the first walk without haptic stimulation to the last walk with ankle stimulation, perceived quality of walking increased from 20% to 70% and perceived mental effort decreased from 100% to 50%. This is just one example of how using haptic technology can dramatically impact healthcare outcomes for a variety of clinical scenarios.
About Sensoria Health Inc.
Sensoria Health is the leading developer of tele-rehab focused wearables, cloud-driven Remote Patient Monitoring, and Artificial Intelligence solutions that improve the aging consumer’s quality of life. Sensoria delivers the first AI-driven wearable human augmentation platform that tracks total-body patient movement and activity, remotely and in near real-time with proprietary sensor-infused smart garments, Sensoria Core microelectronics, and cloud system enabled smart footwear and clothing. Through textile and pressure sensors inserted in a sock or shoe, Sensoria powered IoMe (Internet of Me) wearables collect data on the physical activity of gait-impaired patients to improve their lives. For more information, contact Sensoria Health at Info@Sensoriahealth.com, website: www.sensoriahealth.com and www.sensoria.io.