Easypacer is a smart wearable system incorporated with sensing insoles, cueing devices, and artificial intelligence that determines occurrence of freezing of gait, one of common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. It provides timely cues to patients when freezing of gait appears, preventing falls and reducing risk of injury.
Freezing of gait is one of the most debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This intelligent wearable system detects Parkinson patients’ abnormal gait and posture as an indication of freezing of gait and sets up cues for patients accordingly.
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