In the recording of the Avatar movie they used a new system that uses artificial intelligence to analyze the movements of the body.
the suits of motion capture that bring characters to life are helping researchers track the onset of diseases that affect movement.
The new system became known in an investigation published in the Nature Medicine magazine. experts from United Kingdom measured the severity of two genetic disorders twice as quickly as physicians who were experts in these conditions.
In many cases, early assessment of these movements makes it easier for the patient to receive the appropriate support and treatment.
the researchers they say it could also halve the time and cost required to develop new drugs in clinical trials.
Avatar is changing medicine
Dr Valeria Ricotti, from the Institute of Children’s Health at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, said she was impressed by the results.
«The impact on the diagnosis and development of new drugs for a wide range of diseases could be absolutely huge“he added.
Ricotti was also part of a group of researchers from Imperial College and the London University College who spent 10 years developing the new technology.
They tested it on patients with Friedreich’s ataxia and Duchenne muscular dystrophy in two separate studies.
the researchers they note that it could also be used to monitor patients recovering from other diseases that affect movement.