Digital sensor pen detects Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and incurable neuro degenerative disease. Early diagnosis is a matter urgency, especially in the ageing population as quick detection improves patient outcomes.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) mostly affects people over 60 and affects 5 in every 1000 people. Its onset is characterised by movement disorders such as tremors, rigidity and slow movement that is later followed by behavioural and cognitive disorders.
Scientists of the EU-funded DIPAR (Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease by neuro muscular function evaluation) project developed a digital sensor pen that records biomarkers non-invasively, enabling a differential diagnosis and monitoring of PD. ….more