Slowly go ?! Then you'd better see a doctor
• Slowly go ?! Then you'd better see a doctor
Totally unexpected conclusion voiced by a group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Thus, in their view, slow walking is a sign of disease. That is, if you find that began to move more slowly than usual, it's a reason to go check on brain MRI or heart.
Thus, scientists have concluded that the usual speed of human movement is as constant as constant blood pressure pulse. Therefore, the speed reduction step may be a sign: chronic, obstruktivonogo lung disease, early dementia or disorders of the cardiovascular system. After analyzing all the risks, the researchers developed a special device. According to the description of the device when installed on a wall in a house, WiGait calculates as the stride length, and its speed. By itself, the device is relatively small. No more small television. Now it unattractive device will inform the person of possible serious problems.
It is noteworthy that clinical trials of this product have already been held in the US in nursing homes. Because of this, doctors who examined his players, could deliver more accurate diagnoses. Another feature of the new items can call it radiated waves, a special intensity which allows you to measure the patient's movement within a radius of up to twelve meters. For this reason, we started the initial development of mobile applications.
This device - a true breakthrough, say scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of. Since it is now, with his help, and make life easier for the people who look after elderly relatives at home.