Video: Managing Parkinson’s and avoiding falls

This week, Rachael Lowe of Physiopedia speaks to Dr. Emma Stack about her research on the management of Parkinson’s Disease and in particular minimising the risk of falls for these patients.

Dr. Emma Stack is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Southampton. Both Emma’s research and her public engagement focus on movement behaviour in Parkinson’s, particularly on maintaining activity levels while avoiding falls.

She is the Principal Research Fellow on SPHERE, a project that is developing sensors that predict falls, detect strokes and changes in mood, and analyze eating behaviours. SPHERE envisages using sensors in the home to monitor health across a spectrum of ages and conditions, with a focus on safe mobility in the home.

Emma is a headline speaker at Therapy Expo 2016 in Birmingham, UK.