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Wearable Health Technology to Quantify the Functional Impact of Peripheral Neuropathy on Mobility in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review

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Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS), R. Jorge de Viterbo Ferreira 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
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Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto (CHP), Largo do Prof. Abel Salazar, 4099-001 Porto, Portugal
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Department of Neurology, Christian-Albrechts-University, Christian Albrechts-Platz 4, 24118 Kiel, Germany
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Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde da Universidade do Porto i3S, R. Alfredo Allen 208, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
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Sensors 2020, 20(22), 6627; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20226627
Received: 22 October 2020 / Revised: 12 November 2020 / Accepted: 17 November 2020 / Published: 19 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Collection Sensors for Gait, Human Movement Analysis, and Health Monitoring)
The occurrence of peripheral neuropathy (PNP) is often observed in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with a prevalence up to 55%, leading to more prominent functional deficits. Motor assessment with mobile health technologies allows high sensitivity and accuracy and is widely adopted in PD, but scarcely used for PNP assessments. This review provides a comprehensive overview of the methodologies and the most relevant features to investigate PNP and PD motor deficits with wearables. Because of the lack of studies investigating motor impairments in this specific subset of PNP-PD patients, Pubmed, Scopus, and Web of Science electronic databases were used to summarize the state of the art on PNP motor assessment with wearable technology and compare it with the existing evidence on PD. A total of 24 papers on PNP and 13 on PD were selected for data extraction: The main characteristics were described, highlighting major findings, clinical applications, and the most relevant features. The information from both groups (PNP and PD) was merged for defining future directions for the assessment of PNP-PD patients with wearable technology. We established suggestions on the assessment protocol aiming at accurate patient monitoring, targeting personalized treatments and strategies to prevent falls and to investigate PD and PNP motor characteristics. View Full-Text
Keywords: peripheral neuropathy; Parkinson’s disease; wearable health technology; functional assessment peripheral neuropathy; Parkinson’s disease; wearable health technology; functional assessment
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Corrà, M.F.; Warmerdam, E.; Vila-Chã, N.; Maetzler, W.; Maia, L. Wearable Health Technology to Quantify the Functional Impact of Peripheral Neuropathy on Mobility in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review. Sensors 2020, 20, 6627. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20226627

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Corrà MF, Warmerdam E, Vila-Chã N, Maetzler W, Maia L. Wearable Health Technology to Quantify the Functional Impact of Peripheral Neuropathy on Mobility in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review. Sensors. 2020; 20(22):6627. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20226627

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Corrà, Marta F., Elke Warmerdam, Nuno Vila-Chã, Walter Maetzler, and Luís Maia. 2020. "Wearable Health Technology to Quantify the Functional Impact of Peripheral Neuropathy on Mobility in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review" Sensors 20, no. 22: 6627. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20226627

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