Wireless Mobile Health Research Device

The Need:  Hemiplegia is a condition in patients, such as stroke victims, where up to half of the body is paralyzed. Researchers working with MPR had envisioned a novel technique to periodically stimulate patients to provide a reminder for the patients to activate the paralyzed limb. The researchers needed a means to provide the stimulation via programmable rules and collect movements of the patient's arm to determine the efficacy of the treatment.

MPR's Solution:
 MPR created a wireless mobile health device to provide the stimulus via a buzzer and collect patients movement data during week-long studies with the patients at home, work, and during typical daily life. The rapid prototype development effort included:

Impact: The resulting rapid prototype mobile health device was used during clinical trials to verify treatment therapy, collect patient data, and create a movement detection algorithm. The prototypes were used to support funding for further product commercialization.