Institute of Medical Informatics - Informatics for personalised medicine

As part of the Medical Faculty of the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster, we contribute through our research to basic health-management research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Our core competencies are summarized in the two working groups Biomedical Informatics and Health Informatics.

Better diagnosis in Parkinson's thanks to App?

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About 400.000 people are affected by Parkinson's disease according to the German Society for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders in Germany. To draw attention to the illness and the fate of the patients, World Parkinson's Day takes place worldwide on April 11th. At the University Hospital Münster, more than 1.000 patients are treated with Parkinson's every year. New technologies also play a role here: A study at the UKM is currently testing a mobile system for analyzing the movement of those affected.

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Press release UKM from 03.04.2019

 

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Parkinson's detection via app

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At the Institute of Medical Informatics Münster, a mobile system for motion analysis of patients with M. Parkinson Essential Tremor was developed. This project is funded by the IMF (Innovative Medical Research for Young Scientists) and carried out as an observational study in cooperation with the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Münster. The system consists of so-called smartwatches, which are integrated as part of a short neurological examination on both wrists of the patient and thus measure high-resolution motion data.

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WDR-contribution, local time Münsterland from 20.11.2018