Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good. Third International Conference, GOODTECHS 2017, Pisa, Italy, November 29-30, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

mHealth Platform for the Delivery of Rehabilitation and Physical Exercise at Home for Parkinson’s Disease Patients

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-76111-4_5,
        author={Fernando Mart\^{\i}nez-Mart\^{\i} and Samanta Villanueva-Mascato and Benjamin Belletoile and Jorge Cancela and Mar\^{\i}a Arredondo},
        title={mHealth Platform for the Delivery of Rehabilitation and Physical Exercise at Home for Parkinson’s Disease Patients},
        proceedings={Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good. Third International Conference, GOODTECHS 2017, Pisa, Italy, November 29-30, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={GOODTECHS},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
        keywords={Parkinson Rehabilitation Remote training Rhythmic auditory stimulation Music therapy},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-76111-4_5}
    }
    
  • Fernando Martínez-Martí
    Samanta Villanueva-Mascato
    Benjamin Belletoile
    Jorge Cancela
    María Arredondo
    Year: 2018
    mHealth Platform for the Delivery of Rehabilitation and Physical Exercise at Home for Parkinson’s Disease Patients
    GOODTECHS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76111-4_5
Fernando Martínez-Martí1,*, Samanta Villanueva-Mascato1,*, Benjamin Belletoile1, Jorge Cancela1, María Arredondo1
  • 1: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
*Contact email: fmartinez@lst.tfo.upm.es, svillanueva@lst.tfo.upm.es

Abstract

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative and progressive disorder of the central nervous system that affects mainly the motor system. As a consequence of the disease, PD patients suffer a progressive reduction of their independence and Quality of Life (QoL). Literature research shows that the use of auditory, visual and haptic cueing could significantly benefit the motor performance of PD patients. Likewise, music therapy (MT) has shown notable benefits for PD either in the motor and non-motor dimensions. This work is aimed at designing a mHealth system to deliver a home based rehabilitation programme for PD patients based on external cueing and MT called HOOP, integrated by a set of inertial sensors, an Android application, and a web tool for professionals. This designing process has been performed according to expert’s consultation in order to develop a tool that can cover both patients and professional necessities.