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Noninvasive Device Monitors Parkinson’s Patients, Informs Treatment Decisions

An innovative new companion monitoring tool worn like a wristwatch could help provide more effective therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease and other disorders that affect movement by better informing the decisions of physicians who treat them.

A Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles, CA, USA) research team is one of the first in the nation to test the Personal KinetiGraph (PKG) data logger, which tracks the movements of Parkinson’s patients every 2 minutes over a period of 6–10 days. The information enables neurologists to generate reports showing the fluctuations of Parkinson’s symptoms throughout the day and the timing of when patients take their medication.

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http://www.hospimedica.com/critical-care/articles/294764005/noninvasive-device-monitors-parkinsons-patients-informs-treatment-decisions.html

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