Over the past few years, there have been fundamental changes in the diagnosing and treating patients with chronic diseases, significantly affecting management of neurological movement disorders. In addition, the health and fitness sector developed several devices to better classify, track, and potentially treat chronic diseases. Both handling and interpreting these large datasets has been revolutionized, by machine and deep learning approaches, leading to new and more effective therapies, resulting in longer survival rates. Digital Technology in Movement Disorders: Fundamentals and Applications
aims to unite these factors to provide a comprehensive guide to patient focused treatments for movement disorders. This book is divided into five distinct sections, starting with an introduction to digital technologies, concepts, and terminologies. The following section reviews various perspectives on technology in movement disorders, including patient and medical professionals. The third section presents technologies used in detecting, measuring progression, and determining response to treatments. This is followed by reviewing the technology used in various treatments of movement disorders including assistive and robotic technologies. Finally, the last section examines the challenges with technology including privacy and other ethical issues.