Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
At 6-month, the high serum creatinine kinase, family history and the muscle biopsy showed definitive diagnosis as DMD. He gained walking at 1 year old, but at 3 years old, he could not stand by himself. At 19 years the diagnosis was genetically confirmed by the genetic test.
Patients with neuromuscular diseases often difficult to adapt conventionalinput devices due to muscle weakness and dexterity disability. The gesture interface, a non-contact input support device we developed, can detects slight movement and enables input assist. In addition, the system can detect not only the movements of the fingers and face, but also 8 types of movements such as toes and lower limbs with high accuracy, and can be applied to patients with various disabilities. In this case, the system has improved work efficiency and patient satisfaction was also preferable.
Daisuke Nishida– Chief, Physical Medicine, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Yoko Kobayashi– researcher, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Takafumi Kinoshita– Resercher, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities
Ikushi Yoda– Director, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Tsuyoshi Nakayama– Ph-#, National Rehabilitation Center For Persons With Disabilities
Kazuyuki Itoh– Reseacher, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities
Satoko Mihashi– OT, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Natsumi Uchino– OT, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Katsuhiro Mizuno– Director, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry