Cloud-based system for sarcopenia diagnostics

The invention refers to a system allowing to evaluate the muscular mass of elderly people in an inexpensive and rapid way. It consists of an impedance meter not implying for the patient to be exposed to ionizing radiation, while ensuring greater accuracy in measurement.

Title of the patent IMPEDENZIOMETRIC SYSTEM FOR THE EVALUATION OF MUSCULAR MASS
Thematic area Biomedical
Ownership Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Inventors Marco Domenicali, Enrico Lenzi, Daniela Viroli, Riccardo Piccioli
Protection Italy, with possibility of extension
Licensing status Available
Keywords Sarcopenia, ageing, impendancometer, muscular mass
Filed on Sep 10, 2018

The system is conceived to obtain more reliable assessments of elderly muscle mass loss, known as sarcopenia. It is able to evaluate simultaneously muscle function, amount of muscle mass and muscle mass distribution, while recording data remotely from the patient (via WiFi) and making report using the Cloud software. The device updates the diagnostic criteria in real time and improves diagnostic outcomes. Thus, the system presents itself as a complete product that could however be integrated into
more complex solutions.

In presence of care givers, or not (in pharmacies or gyms), in order to enhance:

  • prevention of elderly disability;
  • optimisation of in-house diagnostics;
  • improvement of severe disability management;
  • therapeutic treatments efficiency.

Advantages

  • liability of the method;
  • Non-invasivity for the end user;
  • No need to install any software;
  • Affordablility compared to similar systems.