Wearable technology: how can we use it to measure and improve functioning in MS
ECTRIMS Online Library. Brichetto G. 09/13/19; 279573; 316
Giampaolo Brichetto
Giampaolo Brichetto
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Abstract: 316

Type: Scientific Session

Abstract Category: Scientific Session RIMS 3: Rehabilitation: one size doesn’t fit all

G. Brichetto

Scientific Research Area, Fondazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla (FISM), Genova, Italy

Wearable sensors are designed to be worn on the body or embedded into portable devices (e.g., smartphones and smartwatches), allowing continuous patient-based monitoring, objective outcomes measuring and feedback delivering on daily-life activities. Within the medicine domain, there has been a rapid increase in the development, testing, and use of wearable technologies especially in the context of neurological diseases. Although wearables represent promising tools also in multiple sclerosis (MS), the research on their application in MS is still ongoing and further studies are required to assess their reliability and accuracy to monitor body functions and disability in people with MS (pwMS).
Previous findings within this field could be classified into macro-categories, considered crucial for disease management: assessment, monitoring, intervention, advice and education. Given the increasing pivotal role played by wearables, current literature suggests that for pwMS the time is right to shift from a center-based traditional therapeutic paradigm towards a personalized patient-based disease self-management.
Disclosure: Giampaolo Brichetto: nothing to disclose

Abstract: 316

Type: Scientific Session

Abstract Category: Scientific Session RIMS 3: Rehabilitation: one size doesn’t fit all

G. Brichetto

Scientific Research Area, Fondazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla (FISM), Genova, Italy

Wearable sensors are designed to be worn on the body or embedded into portable devices (e.g., smartphones and smartwatches), allowing continuous patient-based monitoring, objective outcomes measuring and feedback delivering on daily-life activities. Within the medicine domain, there has been a rapid increase in the development, testing, and use of wearable technologies especially in the context of neurological diseases. Although wearables represent promising tools also in multiple sclerosis (MS), the research on their application in MS is still ongoing and further studies are required to assess their reliability and accuracy to monitor body functions and disability in people with MS (pwMS).
Previous findings within this field could be classified into macro-categories, considered crucial for disease management: assessment, monitoring, intervention, advice and education. Given the increasing pivotal role played by wearables, current literature suggests that for pwMS the time is right to shift from a center-based traditional therapeutic paradigm towards a personalized patient-based disease self-management.
Disclosure: Giampaolo Brichetto: nothing to disclose

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