FRONT PAGE AMPYRA AUBAGIO AVONEX BETASERON COPAXONE EXTAVIA
Stan's Angels MS News Channel on YouTube GILENYA NOVANTRONE REBIF RITUXAN TECFIDERA TYSABRI
 Daily News for Neuros, Nurses & Savvy MSers: 208,152 Viewers, 8,368 Stories & Studies
Click Here For My Videos, Advice, Tips, Studies and Trials.
Timothy L. Vollmer, MD
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Professor

Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center

Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center
Click here to read my columns
Brian R. Apatoff, MD, PhD
Multiple Sclerosis Institute
Center for Neurological Disorders

Associate Professor Neurology and Neuroscience,

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Clinical Attending in Neurology,
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
CLICK ON THE RED BUTTON BELOW
You'll get FREE Breaking News Alerts on new MS treatments as they are approved
MS NEWS ARCHIVES: by week

HERE'S A FEW OF OUR 6000+ Facebook & MySpace FRIENDS
Timothy L. Vollmer M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center
and
Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center


Click to view 1280 MS Walk photos!

"MS Can Not
Rob You of Joy"
"I'm an M.D....my Mom has MS and we have a message for everyone."
- Jennifer Hartmark-Hill MD
Beverly Dean

"I've had MS for 2 years...this is the most important advice you'll ever hear."
"This is how I give myself a painless injection."
Heather Johnson

"A helpful tip for newly diagnosed MS patients."
"Important advice on choosing MS medication "
Joyce Moore


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Thursday

 

Wearables project aims to provide new source of data for MS trials

















At last year's European Medicines Agency (EMA) workshop on multiple sclerosis, speakers from Biogen Idec ($BIIB), Novartis ($NVS) and multiple medical centers stressed the need for trials to better assess disability and quality of life measures. Now a project is aiming to deliver such data by fitting people with MS with sensors that continually measure gait, balance and activity.

The study aims to recruit 40 people in the United Kingdom to wear watch-sized sensors on their belts. By placing the sensors around the body's center of mass, the team from Imperial College London hopes to gather data on each individual's position and walking speed. Data gathered by the sensors will then be uploaded via WiFi or Bluetooth, giving the researchers an objective insight into the activities of each participant between visits to their physicians.

Such data could give clinical trial teams a clearer picture of the efficacy of a treatment. "By using wearable sensors to monitor the patients as they go about their usual activities we are planning to get an in-depth and dynamic picture of their experience. It would be much more meaningful than the crude 'snapshot' we see during a clinic visit," professor Paul Matthews, study lead and head of the division of brain sciences at Imperial College London, said in a statement.

Matthews and his team are also planning to create a smartphone app to gather patient-reported outcomes and a cloud-based platform on which patients can view their own data. The Progressive MS Alliance has committed €74,995 ($97,190) to the project as part of its round of 22 research grants. Another biotech IT project received a similar amount. A Belgian team will use the cash to create a shared repository of data on the efficacy of physical rehabilitation.

Story Source: The above story is based on materials provided by FIERCEBIOTECHIT
Note: Materials may be edited for content and length


Go to Newer News Go to Older News