Montfort AppTUG in Sheba Medical Center

Montfort AppTUG in Sheba Medical Center

TUG (Timed Up and Go) is a diagnosis protocol useful for a variety of neurological disorders, among which is NPH – (NORMAL PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS). In the Movement Disorders Institute in Sheba Medical Center, before a patient undergoes a lumbar puncture (LP), he is tested by the AppTUG. The AppTUG app manages the test protocol and records every movement of the patient. Two hours after the LP, the patient undergoes another series of AppTUG tests. A comparison is then made between the AppTUG scores before and after the LP in order to the determine the impact of the pressure reduction. In addition to measuring the time taken to perform the TUG task (which is currently the only measurable indicator documented by the physician), a quantitative measurement is made of each phase of the subject’s movement (getting up, walking, rotating, sitting) as well as sway calculation in front-rear axis (Anterior-Posterior), and a central-side axis (Medio-Lateral). This allows a detailed comparison which is crucial for proper diagnosis and choosing recommended treatment. The physician adds a subjective feedback to the patient’s performance in a short electronic form, and all the information is stored and used for future tracking of the patient. Once the patient or his family members are familiar with the test, it can be easily performed in the patient’s home. To check whether AppTUG is relevant for your use, please contact us.

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