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Tech in PD



There have been some interesting technologies that have been researched during the month of August.


Some of the technologies are focused on tracking the progression. This can help in managing the treatment better. One technology can detect a risk of free fall. This can be quite useful for the patients. A smart watch also can potentially track the tremors and movement disorders.


Most other technologies are focused on using novel Artificial Intelligence based early detection of Parkinson’s Disease through various bio-markers like changes in breathing pattern or presence of certain components in the salivary gland.


Following are some of the interesting articles on tech advancements:


Diagnosing PD and tracking its progression through breathing patterns

Scientists at the top university and research labs have come up with a novel AI-based model for diagnosing the Parkinson’s Disease and tracking its progression by tracking the nocturnal breathing signals. Best part is, the model can diagnose PD in home setting without any touch through extraction of breathing using radio waves. This can be done even in home settings. Hats off to the scientists!

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How doc is treating PD patient from far away

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery usually warrants an in person meeting with the doctor in case the brain pacemaker needs to be substantially retuned. This can prove to be a challenge owing to age of the patient, travel challenges or even corona. It is a telemedicine platform embedded into the pacemaker retuning program.

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Algorithm to accurately diagnose early-stage Parkinson's


The novel AI-based algorithms detect a specific protein in the salivary gland. This protein is said to be linked to the Parkinson’s Disease. Researchers claim that the algorithm is very accurate. This method has the potential to replace the biopsy based diagnostic technique.


Following is the link to the original article:


Smart insole to check free fall


Researchers have developed a smart insole for shoes that can detect likelihood of free fall as well as progression of PD. The smart shoe has a lightweight, self-powered insole. It can detect tremors, stiffness, balance challenges of the patient. Many changes that are not visible to naked eye can be detected using this insole.


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