Transforming Healthcare using mHealth Technology – Paolo Bonato, Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School)
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This talk will provide an overview of recent developments in the field of mHealth technology that are relevant to the clinical management of patients affected by mobility-limiting conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, and Parkinson’s disease. Examples of sensing technologies, communication technologies, and data analysis techniques that have provided clinical researchers with the ability to track movement patterns in the home and community settings will be presented. Potential clinical applications of these technologies will be discussed including the implementation of home-based rehabilitation interventions, the performance of assessments of treatment efficacy, and the clinical management of individuals affected by movement disorders. Attempts to design systems integrating the information gathered using wearable systems with the information collected using other monitoring technologies will be critically reviewed. Ongoing efforts toward deploying mHealth systems in large clinical studies and challenges associated with the deployment of the technology in large patient populations will be presented.
Paolo Bonato, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston MA. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston MA, an Associate Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Boston University.