VIARTIS

 

 

 PARKINSON'S DISEASE NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parkinson's Disease News covers all significant new research, reports, books, and resources concerning Parkinson's Disease. Articles are chosen on the basis of their medical significance or potential interest. Our overwhelming priority is the facts, regardless of whether they contradict prevailing views or vested interests. Analysis and further information are provided either to explain the background or implications, or to balance misleading claims. If you notice errors or inadequacies, or dispute what is written, or want to propose articles, please e-mail [email protected].

                                           

 

14th August 2014 - News release

WEARABLE SENSORS FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

 CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE OR WHITE BACKGROUND VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Intel Corporation are partnering to gather and analyse data from Wrist-worn devices worn by people with Parkinson's Disease that track users' movement. The results could help individuals and their doctors better manage their Parkinson's Disease.

A study was launched earlier this year to evaluate three wearable devices for tracking measurable features of Parkinson's Disease such as slowness and frequency of movement. People with Parkinson's Disease wore the devices during two clinic visits and at home over a few days.

Intel engineers are comparing the data obtained from the device to clinical observations and patient diaries in order to test the devices' accuracy. They are developing mathematical formulas to measure the symptoms and the progression of Parkinson's Disease. These devices can capture up to 300 observations per second. So formulas to interpret all that data and report what it means related to someone's Parkinson's Disease can help individuals and their physicians monitor disease.

The next phase of the MJFF-Intel study will capture data to measure medication response such as on/off episodes. Recruitment is expected to begin soon in locations including New York City, Boston and Tel Aviv, Israel. The Michael J.Fox Foundation plans to expand their use to other clinical studies. For more information go to The Michael J.Fox Foundation  For more news go to Parkinson's Disease News


E-MAIL NOTIFICATION : If you would like to be notified by e-mail when any new articles are added to Parkinson's Disease News,  please merely e-mail [email protected] with the message "subscribe".  No form of identity is required.  E-mail addresses are not used for any other purpose.

PARKINSON'S DISEASE BOOKS from Amazon


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2006-2014  Viartis
 
2014-08-14 15:56:27
 
[email protected]