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Head Instruments Ltd develops advanced medical technologies and products. The company is
based on dreams, experience, professional skill and the will to promote people's well-being and
health.


The company was established in 2016 by medical and product development professionals
passionate to make the future of patient care available to medical professionals of today.


We enable the research, clinical testing and productization of advanced medical technologies.
Our target is to establish the Movement Disorder Index MDI, generated via the Head MDM, as a
de facto standard for monitoring movement disorders.

 
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MDM - Movement Disorder Monitor

The revolutionary solution to help medical professionals and patients dealing with
movement disorders. Used in University Hospitals and by renown neurosurgeons across
Europe.

 

Head MDM (Movement Disorder Monitor) is a wireless, real-time monitor for accurately analyzing the magnitude of movement disorders and the effectiveness of different treatments on the symptoms. The most common cause of a movement disorder is Parkinson’s disease. Other causes include dystonia, various diseases causing tremors, Tourette’s syndrome, congenital CP or MS. Tens of thousands of people in Finland suffer from a severe movement disorder disease.

 

Head MDM allows attending doctors and the patient to monitor the situation closely and compare the effectiveness of the selected treatment. This method makes it significantly easier to adjust the treatment, and patients reach the best balance of treatment faster.

 

The embedded archiving properties of the movement disorder monitor keep the data comparable, which speeds up the treatment process and reduces unnecessary appointments.

 

The device is also meant to be wirelessly connected to deep brain stimulation equipment, so that the monitor can automatically control brain synchronization based on observed symptoms.

For the medical professional
 

  • Monitors movement disorders and treatment in real time

  • Gives an objective parameter for assessing illness status or the effect of treatment

  • Keeps comparable data for easy adjustment of treatment

For the patient
 

  • Makes it easier to reach best balance of treatment faster

  • Speeds up the treatment process and reduces unnecessary appointments

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MDM - Movement Disorder Monitor for easier assessment
and treatment of movement disorders

The prevalence of diseases causing movement disorders is growing worldwide. The most common cause of a movement disorder is Parkinson's disease. Other causes include dystonia, various diseases causing tremors, Tourette's syndrome, congenital CP or MS. The market is missing a quantitative and repeatable method or tool to determine movement disorders. The Head MDM fills this gap.
 

What is the MDM?

Head Instruments MDM (Movement Disorder Monitor) is a unique system for monitoring and archiving symptoms of movement disorders. MDM was developed together with the Neurosurgery Department of the University Hospital in Oulu based on a true end user need.

 

Head MDM is a wireless, real-time monitor for accurately analyzing the magnitude of movement disorders and the effectiveness of different treatments on symptoms. The sensor measures hand movement in real time and saves comparable data during longer measurement.
 
The MDM allows attending doctors and the patient to monitor the situation closely and compare the effectiveness of the selected treatment. This method makes it significantly easier to adjust the treatment, and patients reach the best balance of treatment faster.
 
The embedded archiving properties of the movement disorder monitor keep the data comparable, which speeds up the treatment process and reduces unnecessary appointments.
 

More results from Deep Brain Simulation with MDM

The MDM is used in Deep Brain Simulation surgery to record movement disorders. With the data collected, the operation results and treatment can be objectively controlled. In the future, the MDM can also be wirelessly connected to deep brain stimulation equipment, so that the monitor can automatically control brain synchronization based on observed symptoms.

The MDM would measure the MDI, movement disorder index, and indicate a sufficient amount of stimulation. The monitor can be integrated into mobile devices to easily monitor patients’ health status at home, after surgery.
 

MDM helps in the assessment and treatment of Parkinson patients

The MDM adds objective data to the assessment of Parkinson patients’ status and response to medication. A short measurement during clinic visits gives the clinician a more accurate view on a patient’s status and treatment efficiency.

 

The MDM is being further developed to enable 24-hour home measurement for even more detailed data on different types of movement disorders and their frequency.

 

Head MDM is CE marked and has been actively used at the University Hospital Oulu Neurosurgery and University Hospital Innsbruck, Austria. Patents granted: UK GB 2577135, patent pending: EU 2181666EP, US 37579323

 
 

CUSTOMER REFERENCE

Kari Majamaa, Professor of Neurology at Oulu University Hospital uses the MDM monitor in Parkinson research: “Movement disorder monitoring brings an objective parameter into assessing the severity of the disease”

Since summer 2020, the neurology research unit at Oulu University Hospital has used the MDM monitor in their assessment of Parkinson patients. Professor of Neurology and Head of the Research Unit of Clinical Neuroscience, Kari Majamaa, commends the device for bringing added value to his team’s work. 


- The monitor is very easy to use. With it, we can finally add an objective parameter into our research toolkit. As we know, with Parkinson’s disease, the diagnosis, severity evaluation and patient status monitoring are subjective: they're based on the patient’s account and the neurologist’s visual evaluation of the movement disorders.

Movement disorder monitoring allows for more precise analysis of different forms of Parkinson’s and their response to medication

The MDM was first developed for neurosurgeons, to aid them in determining the effect of Deep Brain Stimulation in real time. An updated version will provide even more versatile benefits for neurologists as well. The new version is being developed in cooperation with Dr. Majamaa’s
research group.

 

- From a neurologist’s point of view, the clinical problem is evaluating the response to medication, which at the moment is based on the patient’s account and the professional’s visual estimation during a short visit at the polyclinic. The evaluation is, at best, rough and insensitive.

 

The new version of MDM works on the Android platform and measures the patient’s movement disorders in their home environment for 24 hours. Dr. Majamaa has great expectations.
 

- I believe that home measurement will improve the quality of care for Parkinson patients, as medication can be adjusted more accurately based on the measurement. Also, we may be able to recognise different types of movement disorders that human eyes cannot detect. We will probably find new subforms of Parkinson’s disease that have different origins and medical responses. Using this information, we will be able to treat patients according to their individual disease characteristics.

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