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Recent technological inventions in Parkinson's disease (PD) include the identification of a misfolded protein, alpha-synuclein, through non-invasive testing, new drug-free therapy that uses specialized training instruments to reduce symptoms and slow disease progression, a potential therapeutic target to prevent alpha-synuclein aggregation, and the use of smartwatches and focused ultrasound for early detection and treatment. A wearable EEG device that measures brain activity while sleeping may also aid in large-scale screening for PD and Alzheimer's disease. These technologies provide hope for improving diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for PD patients.


Following are some of the new tech for PD:

1)

Smart watches to the rescue

Research suggests that smart watches are likely to catch key features of early undetected PD. Since these devices will be able to measure the disease, it may help in bringing the new treatment to market faster, especially in early stages. With the advent of technologies like gyroscope and accelerometers, there is new found hope to be able to measure the symptoms and progression of disease.

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New therapy - Focused ultrasound for PD

In trials, new focused ultrasound as a therapy is showing a good promise, especially in improving the tremor symptoms. Since this therapy is incisionless, it eliminates the associated risks. This is particularly useful for older patients who do not want to go for surgery.

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Wearable ear-phone like EEG device to measure brain activity level while sleeping

The innovative device measures brain waves and other brain related variables. Device includes blood oxygen level, thermometer for body temperature and heart rates. This easy-to-use device may facilitate large scale screening for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

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