Peripheral Neuropathy


University of Sheffield Team

Professor Sue Mawson (Project Lead)

s.mawson@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Chris McDermott (Project Lead)

c.j.mcdermott@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Nasrin Nasr (Research Fellow)

n.nasr@sheffield.ac.uk

Sheffield Halam Team:

Dr Ben Heller (Principal Research Fellow)

Dr Matt Dexter (Designer and Researcher)


b.heller@shu.ac.uk


matt.dexter@shu.ac.uk

Project aim:

The aim of this project grant is to explore the potential of an assistive technology for the self-management of Neuropathy.

Background:

Neuropathy is a problem affecting the peripheral nerves. It can affect the motor nerves and the sensory nerves or both. Neuropathy treatments include fall prevention, gait re-education, balance exercises and provision of aids to improve safety at home. Based on our extensive existing knowledge of stroke self-management, we believe that innovative technologies have the potential to facilitate the delivery of neuropathy treatments through encouraging self-management and self-rehabilitation strategies.