UVM partners with MC10 to advance understanding of gait abnormalities

first_imgThe Principal Investigator for this collaboration is Ryan McGinnis, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and Director of the M-Sense Research Group. Dr. McGinnis is a former employee of MC10 and was instrumental in the development of the fundamental algorithms of the BioStamp platform. At the University of Vermont, Dr. McGinnis continues his work with the BioStamp system with research programs focused on developing new ways to track symptom progression in neurological disorders and measure human biomechanics outside of the laboratory.“Movement disorders, particularly Huntington’s Disease, are understudied and need better characterization. I am hopeful that the outcomes of this collaboration will lead to a deeper understanding of gait pathology and progression in movement disorders with the potential to positively impact future therapies and the quality of life for patients with these conditions. I look forward to continuing to work with MC10 and the BioStamp nPoint system,” said Dr. McGinnis.About MC10MC10 is a privately held company focused on improving human health through digital solutions. The company combines conformal BioStamp sensors with clinical analytics to unlock novel insights from physiological data collected from the home or in clinical settings. Our flagship product, BioStamp nPoint, is marketed into the clinical research community. MC10 is headquartered in Lexington, MA. Visit MC10 online at https://www.mc10inc.com(link is external) or follow us on LinkedIn(link is external).MC10®, BioStamp nPoint®, and the MC10 logo are registered marks owned by MC10, Inc.About University of VermontFounded in 1791, the fifth oldest university in New England, the University of Vermont is a premier research university that places emphasis on undergraduate education. For much of its early history, UVM was a private liberal arts college. In 1865, it became Vermont’s land grant university, serving the needs of the state through the discovery and application of new knowledge. The modern UVM is a public university that combines both strands of its history, offering students a liberal arts-style education in a research university setting.Source: October 24, 2019 LEXINGTON, Mass. & BURLINGTON, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE(link is external))–MC10 University of Vermont,Vermont Business Magazine MC10, Inc, the developer of BioStamp nPoint, an end-to-end system for physiological data collection and analytics, announced today a collaboration with the University of Vermont, a leading academic research institution. This initiative will utilize BioStamp nPoint’s biometric data captured from the lower limbs and the University of Vermont’s biomedical engineering and data science capabilities in creating methods to quantitatively track and analyze changes in gait patterns across a spectrum of disorders, including Huntington’s Disease.“One’s ability or inability to walk has long been recognized as a key aspect of their health status. Recent advances in objective gait analysis have led to metrics such as gait speed being described as the ‘sixth vital sign,’” commented Dr. Arthur Combs, MD, MC10’s Chief Medical Officer. “In the past, evaluation of gait impairment has largely been subjective, instantaneous, and assessed in a laboratory. The use of BioStamp nPoint will allow researchers to monitor a patient’s gait continuously as they go about their daily lives enabling a better understanding of the patient’s health status.”last_img read more

Wakana Nagahara, Mayu Matsumoto secure women’s doubles bronze at Badminton World Championships

first_imgBASEL, SWITZERLAND – Defending champions Wakana Nagahara and Mayu Matsumoto have guaranteed themselves at least a bronze medal in the women’s doubles at the Badminton World Championships on Friday.The top seeds and titleholders took the first game 22-20 and advanced to the semifinals after their opponent Koharu Yonemoto injured her left ankle midway through the quarterfinal match. Yonemoto and Shiho Tanaka retired at 3-3 in the second game. Wakana Nagahara (top) and Mayu Matsumoto compete in the women’s doubles quarterfinals at the Badminton World Championships on Friday in Basel, Switzerland. | KYODO KEYWORDS “I’m not satisfied just winning today’s match,” Nagahara said.“It doesn’t mean anything if we don’t win the semifinals. I got a bit tense because we were playing against our teammates today,” she said.Also in the quarterfinals, Rio Olympic women’s doubles champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi were beaten by seventh seeds Du Yue and Li Yin Hui of China 23-25, 21-18, 25-23 in a heated 126-minute contest.In men’s action, the Japanese pair of Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi also secured themselves a spot on the podium with a 21-16, 18-21, 21-15 win over compatriots Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda in the doubles quarterfinals.The mixed doubles team of Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino is also guaranteed a medal, Japan’s first in the mixed-gender category, after progressing to the semis.World No. 1 Kento Momota faces B. Sai Praneeth of India in the men’s singles semifinals as he aims for a second straight gold medal, and Nozomi Okuhara will meet Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in a women’s semifinal clash.Entering Saturday, the next-to-last day of the world championships, Japan is assured of a podium spot in all five categories and a record-equaling six medals. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img RELATED PHOTOS Badminton World Championships, Mayu Matsumoto, Wakana Nagahara IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Vols’ spring game format affected by injuries

first_imgVolsVols KNOXVILLE – The injuries limiting Tennessee throughout spring practice will affect the format of Saturday’s Orange and White Game.Tennessee is short on players at certain positions, most notably running back and the defensive line. Because of the lack of depth, Vols coach Butch Jones has said Saturday’s exhibition at Neyland Stadium will be more of a “spring event” than a spring game. The game pits the offense against the defense, with each side earning points for notable accomplishments.Tennessee will work out in front of more than 100 former Vols, a group that is expected to include Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.Five storylines to follow in Vols’ spring gameThe game is expected to include two 15-minute quarters and two 12-minute quarters with a running clock throughout all four periods. Although there will be some 11-on-11 scrimmaging, Jones is including other activities such as a quarterback challenge and one-on-one matchups between linemen or between receivers and defensive backs.“We’re still going to go out there and compete just like every other day,” offensive tackle Kyler Kerbyson said. “It’s going to be more like a practice than a scrimmage. We compete every day during that, too. The one-on-one drills, the situational stuff we’re going to do is going to be very competitive.”Tennessee has been forced to get creative because of injured players.Before spring practice began, Jones announced nine players would be sidelined and several others would have only limited contact work as they recover from injuries. Since the start of spring practice, injuries have knocked out defensive back Rashaan Gaulden, wide receiver Cody Blanc and defensive end Corey Vereen. Alvin Kamara is the only healthy scholarship running back, and even he missed a week with a thigh bruise.“The guys who are limited, they’re still out there coaching us younger guys and making sure we all understand what we’re doing,” linebacker Cortez McDowell said. “They’re like extra coaches for us.”last_img read more

Kilsheelan-Kilcash and Clonmel Commercials get Senior Football action underway today

first_imgDownload this video Photo © Nams82 / Wikimedia Commons The first of this weekend’s semi-finals in the Tipperary Senior Club Championships is just getting underway this afternoon.Kilsheelan-Kilcash are going up against Clonmel Commercials from 4.30pm.We’ll be bringing you live updates on air and you can watch the livestream below:last_img

Indiana Conservation Officers Search for Missing Columbus Man

first_imgMatlock, 26, of Columbus, last had communication with friends and family yesterday morning at approximately 10:30 a.m.  During these conversations, Matlock spoke of kayaking the Driftwood or Flatrock Rivers near Columbus. Authorities were contacted early this morning when he failed to return home.  His kayak is also missing from the home.Indiana Conservation Officers are requesting the public’s assistance with any information leading to the whereabouts of Matlock.  Matlock is 5’8’ tall and weighs 180 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last known to be in the Tannehill Trailer Park area and is believed to be wearing a bright yellow coat with a black and yellow stocking cap.  He could also be with a blue/black/yellow kayak.If you have any information, please contact Indiana Conservation Officer Dispatch at 812-837-9536.Indiana Conservation Officers are being assisted in the search by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana State Police. Due to the low light conditions on Thursday evening, Indiana Conservation Officers have suspended the search for Keygan Matlock. The search will resume Friday at 8:00 a.m. Indiana Conservation Officers and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for a missing Columbus man.last_img read more