Tribe Feed Forums 2023 Insight Summit Assistive Devices in Parkinson’s Reply To: Assistive Devices in Parkinson’s

  • Álvaro García Bustillo

    Member
    17/04/2023 at 5:29 pm

    Thank you very much for your contribution Tiana. Indeed, the use of assistive devices in Parkinson’s disease is a very important area, but not an easy one, as there is insufficient scientific evidence and studies, and they are very contradictory. During this systematic review we did not come across any articles evaluating the effects of “Urban Poles” exclusively in Parkinson’s disease. However, I recently read about these assistive devices, and it seems that as you say, they have good results, improving posture, walking speed, stride length, and arm swing. I suppose, like other assistive devices, they require further research in people with Parkinson’s Disease and in daily environments, but they seem to be very functional.

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