People with Parkinson’s disease are known to be at risk of physical inactivity and may therefore be especially vulnerable to negative health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic due to social distancing recommendations. Erika Franzéns project BETA-PD Corona seeks to investigate sensor-derived physical activity and perceived health of people with PD during the first wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, as well as the factors associated with these outcomes.
In Malin Nygren-Bonnier's project ReCov, we follow up on the physical and mental state of hospital and home cared people after Covid-19. The project evaluates physical function in the form of muscle strength, physical capacity, physical activity, breathing and voice function, as well as activity ability, nutritional status, cognition, fatigue, opinions and experiences of online health information and mental health. As part of the evaluation in the project, patients receive an accelerometer for 7 days to objectively record the person's physical activity.
David Moulaee Conradssons project seeks to improve the accuracy of wearable sensors for assessment of physical activity among people with neurological disease or injury, and to develop a context specific marker of physical activity behavior which integrates measures of physical activity intensity, with the spatial position and the contextual setting where the activity is performed
Better in - better out aims to identify older people with an increased risk of complications after oncological abdominal surgery and to evaluate the effects of preoperative exercise for this patient group. In this Elisabeth Rydwik project ActivPAL accelerometers will be used to monitor physical activity and to provide feedback to the participants in the intervention group regarding their activity levels.
In the "HiBalance-MS" project, which aims to develop a highly challenging balance-training program for people with multiple sclerosis, a mobile sensor-based motion analysis system is used to measure walking and balance in people with multiple sclerosis with and without cognitive dual-task. Watch PhD-candidate Andreas Wallin present the project.
The "HiBalance PD" project aims to characterize and link the physical and cognitive effects of balance training to brain function in people with Parkinson's disease. The impact of cognition on walking ability when simultaneously performing a cognitive task (dual task) is examined with the GAITRite system.