According to a new study done in the UK, motion capture suits commonly used in movies such as Avatar: The Way of WaterIt can also be used to detect some diseases that impair movement.. Because the garment uses a motion detection system, it can also help diagnose problems with human body movement.
costumes that are also very popular in video game productions such as the last onesIt is produced with a plastic fabric covered with sensors that monitor the movements and expressions of the players. The captured information is then used to animate the digital characters.
Two studies on the subject were published in the scientific journal Nature Medicine, and researchers tested clothing on patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA), a genetic disease that damages the nervous system and inhibits movement. They also used the technology to detect Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Thus, they found that the artificial intelligence that detects the movements can predict the progression of the disease better than a doctor.
“Artificial intelligence is now the main driver of rapid advances in digital health, providing more objective and data-driven approaches to understanding and treating diseases. Digital biomarkers (objective and measurable data measured through digital devices) have increasing applications in clinical trials”, published in the research.
Since it can detect even the most subtle movements, the new approach may be a more useful option than existing detection methods. Also, motion capture suites can help speed up drug trials and lower their costs, as the pharmaceutical industry can invest in a rare disease research approach.
As there is still no cure for Friedreich’s Ataxia or Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the new detection format may represent a significant advance in this area. Early diagnosis can help monitor and treat the disease and thus control the movement loss of patients.
Currently, scientists have cataloged about 6,000 rare genetic diseases that cause problems with mobility — normally affecting a small number of people. Researchers are now seeking approval of technology to test drugs for AF and DMD in the UK.
Source: Tec Mundo
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