Motion-tracking watch future of Parkinson's care

UK researchers are testing the use of a smartwatch to help with monitoring Parkinson’s symptoms.

Known as the personal Kinetigraph (PKG), the device monitors motor symptoms such as tremors, involuntary movements (dyskinesia) and slowness of movement (bradykinesia), as well as reminds the wearer to take medications.

The research is ongoing.

The smartwatch-style device, worn by patients at home, monitors tremors and other symptoms.

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