Behind the screens: towards balance detection
We might not realize it, but we heavily rely on our balance. Only when our balance is compromised this dependency becomes clear. People with compromised balance control are more likely to fall and risk injuries as a consequence of falling. People with balance disorders often rely on others to help with daily tasks that they can no longer do by themselves. A task as simple as putting away the groceries might already be problematic for someone with balance disorders.
Balance issues can be caused by several disorders. Some disorders are sudden and short term, like an infection of the vestibular system or the nerves surrounding it. Other disorders are chronic, for example, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple sclerosis. Measuring the symptoms of these diseases allows us to infer disease progression and the effectiveness of medication.
Read the blog of our colleague Dylan Opdam here.