The Role of Technologies for the Healthcare of the Older Population

Wed, 20 Oct 2021

11:00 - 12:00


In this MICRA webinar, three cross faculty experts from UoM will discuss projects utilising technologies for the healthcare of the older population:

Krikor Ozanyan will present on “Light under your feet: Safe unobtrusive sensing and artificial intelligence joined together for cognitive decline monitoring in home settings”: We introduce briefly our original optical fibre technology for human gait and falls monitoring by a large area floor sensor suitable for (retro-)fitting under a commercial carpet. Emphasis is put on the affordability, accessibility and connectivity to a healthcare cloud. Own experimental results on volunteers are discussed and the essential use of cutting edge artificial Intelligence methods, to bridge the sensor-based classifications with clinical observations, is elucidated. In that focus, we show the performance of our artificial intelligence approach to classify severity levels in Parkinson’s disease from gait, in clinically pre-diagnosed patients.

Helen Hawley Hague will present on: The development, usability and feasibility of smartphone apps to support falls rehabilitation amongst community dwelling older adults (Together trial): Falls rehabilitation can significantly reduce risk and rate of falls. However, patients do not always carry out the required unsupervised home-exercise needed for falls reduction during rehabilitation or maintain their exercises. We developed using co-design approaches smartphone apps to support rehabilitation, evaluating their usability and acceptability and then conducted a feasibility RCT. The intervention and results will be discussed alongside future plans.

Sabine Van der veer (presentation TBC)

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