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Doctoral Research Seminar on "Towards Wearable Technologies to Assess and Manage Motor Impairments in People with Multiple Sclerosis"


The next Doctoral Seminar talk is given by M.Sc. Natalia Paredes on "Towards Wearable Technologies to Assess and Manage Motor Impairments in People with Multiple Sclerosis"

Abstract:
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease diagnosed in most individuals during their early adult life. Some of the noticeable motor impairment symptoms of MS include nystagmus, balance dysfunction, ataxia, and upper-limb tremors which, for example, occur in about one third of people with MS (pwMS), with studies reporting a prevalence of up to 58%. They can incapacitate and seriously impair the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) that require fine and precise movements, such as eating, drinking, writing, and dressing. Noninvasive technological interventions to assess and manage these symptoms in pwMS are relatively sparse and include proximal/distal stabilization, weighted wrists, visual guided techniques, tendon vibration, peripheral cooling, and electromagnetic field administration. In this seminar talk, I will present the preliminary results of the analysis of upper-limb motor control for pwMS and CA patients while performing different neurological tests. Followed by the possible applications of wearable technologies for assessing and managing these symptoms.

Time: November 14th at 11:00 - 12:00h
Place: Seminar Room 2026 (Karlstr. 45)