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

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