Inside Precision Medicine June 13, 2024
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Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center report in the journal npj Parkinson’s Disease that they have used a smartwatch paired with a mobile phone to detect and map disease progression in early Parkinson’s disease. Collecting these data via everyday consumer devices to develop a better understanding of disease progression of neurological disorders is an increasingly vital tool informing the development and approval of new therapies.

“Digital measures hold the promise to provide objective, sensitive, real-world measures of disease progression in Parkinson’s disease,” said the study’s lead author Jamie Adams, MD, an associate professor of neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. “This study shows that data generated by smartwatches and smartphones can remotely monitor and detect changes...

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