Wearable monitoring system automatically regulates and delivers medication to Parkinson’s patients

August 7, 2012 Bharat Gear

There are many diseases where medication is the only care; Parkinson’s is one of them. Doctors need to regularly monitor a Parkinson’s patient to find the correct medication to suit the patient’s need, thus under an EU funded REMPARK (Personal Health Device for the Remote and Autonomous Management of Parkinson’s Disease) project researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech in Spain are developing a wearable monitoring system that will automatically regulate and deliver medication to patients suffering from Parkinson’s.

The REMPARK comprises of two elements a bracelet and an inertial system worn on the waist. Both the elements are equipped with sensors to monitor tremors in real time in patients’ daily activity, this data is wirelessly transmitted to a mobile phone of a relative or a doctor who can now have access to accurate and reliable information to decide on the treatment best suited for the patient.

The REMPARK system comes with an actuating system comprising auditory, visual and heptic device, an electrical simulation system and a drug delivery system to send the information to the doctor and the medication automatically to the patient.

Via: EETimes