Clinical movement analysis new method for quantitative and time efficient assessment in health care
|Coordinator||Norrlands Universitetssjukhus - CMTS, MT-FoU|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 792 927|
|Project duration||September 2019 - August 2021|
|Call||Medtech4Health: Support for Innovators in Care and Healthcare 2019|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project is to commercialize and further develop an equipment that can easily measure, present and evaluate movement function as part of clinical routine in a simple and time-efficient manner. The goal is to establish new customer contacts in the Nordic region and verify usability in new clinical situations with high potential for expansion. The goal is also to develop a small measurement module including local data storage and an analysis software adapted for the arm and upper body, and to produce a time-efficient module for gait characteristics within neurology.
Expected results and effects
The expected outcome is at least 10 new customer contacts in the Nordic region, and thus the establishment of important relationships with new early users with a willingness to pay for the project´s services. Verification studies on at least three different patient groups with clear needs for clinical follow-up of locomotor function will be conducted. In addition, new modules specially aimed at long-term measurements in occupational medicine and gait analysis in neurology will be developed.
Planned approach and implementation
Customer visits will be conducted to show the simplicity, possibilities and health-economic effects of the measurement system, and to start up new joint verification studies. Verification is carried out in collaboration with clinical staff, where the clinicians perform measurements and analyzes themselves. The project group is responsible for analyzes and dissemination of results on a group level. Development is performed by engineers and interaction designers together with the end customer, to adapt the requirements specification to the customer´s real needs.