Walking and balance deficits can cause the highest morbidity in patients with Parkinson’s disease by inducing falls and loss of functional independence. Thus, technology that can promote effective management of physical activities and exercise is an urgent and unmet medical need. Bin Hu, MD, PhD, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, discusses the Ambulosono platform, a multi-domain exercise platform intervention that could deliver lasting clinical benefits in slowing Parkinson’s disease progression. The platform integrates walking with behavioral strategies such as contingency reinforcement, anticipatory motor control, and musical motivational stimulation. This way, walking is transformed into a goal-directed activity, enriched with multi-domain physiological stimuli linked to and offered by motivational music, bio-feedback control of gait automaticity, contingency learning, and aerobic exercise. This interview took place at the 2022 International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Madrid, Spain.
For further information on the Ambulosono platform, please check the following review article: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a0oamkossecgyda/App-1%20wearable%20device%20platform%20exercise%20review.pdf?dl=0 and a video case series: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qs5yzwlathx1lq4/Ambulosono%20video%20archieve%20link%20page.docx?dl=0
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