Our presentation this month will feature Hope Young, MT-BC and Dr. Kristen Barta, DPT, who will talk about their research and work on the Movement Tracks Project which has developed advanced technologies for those living with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and Cerebral Palsy.
New wearable systems, as well as, traditional stationary gait systems such as treadmills will be demonstrated and explored as new and future options for CAPS members to use to help drive improvements in their walking, balance and Parkinson’s symptom management. Opportunities to participate in research studies will also be presented.
Hope, Kristen and their team were nationally recognized at the 2017 IHA (Intelligent Health Association) Industry Awards for their work to improve patient care by increasing patient’s ability to have better control of their movements when walking, therefore reducing falls as well as improving the patient experience by incorporating music into their healthcare.
Refreshments will follow. Members are encouraged to bring their favorite snacks and/or cookies to share.
CAPS meetings are always open to everyone with an interest in Parkinson’s, and there is always plenty of free parking.
2:00 pm, Saturday, August 19
Medical Office Building, St. David’s Medical Center
3000 N. IH-35, 5th Floor Conference Room