Individuals with parkinson's disease have increased difficulty walking as the disease progresses over time. Although this disease is currently incurable, physical therapy has been proven to help slow the symptoms that come along with it. The problem with this is, since therapy sessions are so expensive, patients are usually limited in the amount of weekly hours that they can work with a medical professional. Along with this there are no affordable means of properly monitoring therapy exercises outside of a clinical environment. This means the only time a patient is getting professional assistance is when they are in a therapy session. This is often not enough therapy to effectively slow the symptoms that come along with this disease.
Real-time performance feedback < 10 ms
Metric Calculations within 10% error of Qualisys Oqus Motion Capture System measurements (in UMass Human Motion Lab)
Physical Specs include knee sensor system < 1 pound and waist clip (Raspberry pi + power supply) < 1 pound
Battery Life > 2 hours