Solution for Parkinson’s
After the success of Anda Basic, an application that through stimulating sounds improves the gait process in patients with Parkinson’s, today it seeks to evolve by venturing into Augmented Reality.
To understand the success of Anda and the reasons that have led to consider Augmented Reality as a possible solution to the gait problems presented by people with Parkinson’s, it is important in the first instance to understand what this disease consists of.
What is Parkinson’s?
Parkinson’s is a type of movement disorder that occurs when neurons don’t produce enough dopamine. This disease occurs progressively in the nervous system affecting movement.
This disease causes tremor in the hands, arms, legs and face, in the same way it generates rigidity in the arms, legs and trunk, slowing down movements and causing problems of balance and coordination.
How was Anda Basic born?
Anda-AR was born as an alternative solution of medicines, to reduce the effects of freezing gait generated by the Parkinson disease and provide productive help for the patient and his daily life. Anda is an APP connected to a pair of glasses with augmented reality that reproduces sounds and visual cues selected specifically to increase the production of dopamine and thus improve the stability and coordination of gait, in addition to increasing aerobic capacity allowing greater walking time.
MODULES OF THE ANDA APPLICATION
Reproduce sounds that stimulate the brain, allowing a more fluid gait.
Find specialists and schedule your appointments
Share your experience and solve your doubts by participating in the forum
The record is stored allowing to evaluate the progress of the patients.
What is the success of Anda Basic?
The functionality of the application is very simple and practical. Users find various musical genres, as well as the frequency of sounds, this directly affects the speed of the march that the user wants to acquire. Once the sounds begin to be played, the improvement is instantaneous.
Has Anda been recognized worldwide?
Anda has been deserving of various awards at national and international level, such as First place at the national level of Heroes Fest 2016, Lab4+ Award as the Third most innovative company in Latin America, Semifinalist in the 5th edition of Una Idea, in the category of applications and Participation in the Ceatec technology fair in Japan.
Why venture into Augmented Reality?
It has been scientifically proven that visual signals improve stride length in Parkinson’s patients. Combining a good gait frequency, with an ideal length, could allow Parkinson’s patients to regain their natural mobility, eliminating any trace of Parkinson’s at the time of walking.
Given this, many scientific institutions have carried out projects that venture into the use of augmented reality, so that through glasses or cell phones, generate indications about reality. Despite this, the results have not been favorable, and the reason is the lack of dopamine that Parkinson’s produces.
Human Bionics is looking to develop Augmented Reality glasses, which combined with the application of Anda Basic, generate gait indications to the user and at the same time stimulate the production of dopamine in the brain, through sounds.
THE FUTURE IS NOW
How will Anda’s Augmented Reality glasses work?
The device will include a camera and a sensor, capable of analyzing the environment using artificial intelligence, to indicate the area of march. The indications will be reflected in the lenses by means of mini projectors. On the other hand, the glasses will have osseous earphones and an integrated volume control connected to the application via Bluetooth.
2022 – 2025
ANDA Augmented Reality Project, is a device in shape of glasses that is connectet with an application that reproduces sounds selected specifically to increase the production of dopamine and thus improve the stability and coordination of gait, in addition to increasing aerobic capacity, allowing greater walking time in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Also, we want to implement augmented reality that contemplate a camera and a sensor, capable of analyzing the environment by means of artificial intelligence, to indicate the area of march by means of grids or lines.