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Smart watches keep track of Parkinson's patients

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A recent pilot study has shown the possibility for a smart watch to bridge the gap between doctors and patients, by monitoring symptoms in Parkinson's disease sufferers. A new application developed by Apple Inc, the Motor Fluctuations Monitor, will allow doctors to monitor patients via built-in hardware such as gyroscopes and accelerometers that can detect and measure subtle motor movements. A study published in Science Translational Medicine used the Apple smartwatch and app to follow 225 patients with Parkinson’s over the course of half a year. There is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease. | https://www.labroots.com/trending/clinical-and-molecular-dx/19800/smartwatches-close-eye-parkinson-s-patients
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