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Acoustic technologies for parkinson disease
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Electroacoustic,
  • Electrophysiology,
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
Parkinson disease (PD) is 2nd most common neurological disorder implying a high cost to society. Although there is no cure, drug therapy -with important side effects- controls the physical symptoms successfully, but it loss efficacy over time. For this reason complementary therapies are sought to help when effect medication decays (OFF-ON phenomena). In this context, we hypothesized that sound stimulation controlled by acoustical engineering methods could help medication to control symptoms, since there are similar interventions ?music or vibrational therapy? known by helping in Parkinson Disease experimentally. We worked with healthy population to improve methodology and later we carried out a study with 12 patients where we found an improvement in several symptoms as well as brain activity normalization. Additionally we are working to find biomarkers of PD based on acoustics, due to there is no lab test for PD, so it is difficult to diagnose, depending of observational procedures.
International
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Entity
Industriales Research Meeting
Place
Pages
Reference/URL
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2264.6160
Publication type
Poster
Participants
  • Autor: Gerardo Miguel Galvez Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Manuel Recuero Lopez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Investigación en Instrumentación y Acústica Aplicada (I2A2)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica
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