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Researchers Use Gaming Camera to Detect Walking Problems in MS

August 22, 2016

Researchers from McGill University reported a motion-sensing device that can be hooked up to gaming consoles or computers – detected walking abnormalities, and the severity of those abnormalities, in 10 people with MS compared with 10 controls without MS. If confirmed in larger studies, these findings may yield a relatively inexpensive, simple way to detect and address walking problems and to determine if treatments are helping.

Read more about this study and watch a video on this research on the McGill website

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.

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