As clinical characterization of mobility abnormalities can be highly dependent on examiners’ expertise, wearable technologies have the potential to access aspects of mobility measured in free-living. Over the past 20 years, advances in wireless and miniaturized technologies have emerged as viable tools to move from laboratory-based measures of mobility to free-living. In fact, as it is known that patients with various conditions do paradoxically well when they know that they are being observed, unobtrusive home monitoring has the untapped potential to provide quantitative mobility measures that may be even more sensitive markers of subtle changes, compared to measures in the laboratory. This chapter will provide an overview of the potential uses, benefits, and obstacles of utilizing wearable technology for assessment of mobility in clinical populations.
|Title of host publication||Digital Health|
|Subtitle of host publication||Exploring Use and Integration of Wearables|
|Editors||Alan Godfrey, Sam Stuart|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge, US|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Jul 2021|