We are happy to announce the collaboration between gaitQ® and the University of Exeter on our journey to create a wearable “solution” for Parkinson’s.
The project, led by gaitQ®, engages experts from the University of Exeter’s Medical School rehabilitation research team at the NIHR’s Exeter Biomedical Research Centre, and Health Innovation Oxford & Thames Valley.
Together, we are aiming to transform care for individuals with Parkinson’s and explore the broader impact of gaitQ tempo™ on various conditions affecting mobility, including post-stroke recovery and the aftermath of hip and knee replacements.
The collaboration leverages the capabilities of the VSimulators facility, combining them with gaitQ tempo™ technology, to restore independence and confidence in walking for individuals facing Parkinson’s and other gait-related challenges.
With the generous support of a £1.4m NIHR award and a collaboration with the Oxford Academic Health Science Network, the project aims to redefine mobility, enhance lives, and pave the way for a more active and independent future for those in need.
James Bassitt, Facility Manager of VSimulators said “In our pursuit to transform the lives of individuals living with Parkinson’s and other gait-related challenges, the University of Exeter is embarking on a groundbreaking journey with gaitQ. Through the integration of cutting-edge wearable technology and the remarkable capabilities of the VSimulators facility, we aspire to restore independence and confidence in walking.”