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Wearable computing and the battle against Parkinson's

Techstination feature for Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wearable computing and the battle against Parkinson’s disease.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Researchers from Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation have been using wearable sensors to analyze the symptoms and progression of Parkinson’s Disease.   And the work may lead to advancements in treatment.  Foundation CEO Todd Sherer…

“The challenge and the goal we have with Parkinson’s Disease is really trying to develop better ways to assess the disease, determine people’s response to treatments.   And there’s a great opportunity with technology and big data to, for the first time, dramatically change our ability to analyze and understand the disease.”

Intel senior VP Diane Bryant…

“I think one of the key points of this trial is that there’s going to be multiple wearable devices that the Parkinson’s Disease patients and the research institutes that are supporting them are going to want to use.”

And the world’s biggest chipmaker is providing the technology to make that possible.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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