Just today that the disease of Parkinson he took himself away Maurice white, founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, let's talk about how technology can help those suffering from this disease.
A team of British researchers is in fact experimenting with the use of an app to monitor the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, helping those who suffer from it from many points of view. If at first we thought that the wearable devices were almost useless or just beautiful to look at, the introduction of the analysis of biometric parameters has opened up a world of totally new possibilities.
In fact, the data collected by devices can give us precise information on a person's health status. The purpose of the app you are experimenting is to preventively identify the onset or worsening of Parkinson's related symptoms. Everything works thanks to the monitoring of movements and voice of the patient, through the recognition of certain patterns. This ensures constant and non-invasive control, integrated into daily life. The doctor is alerted only in case of alterations.
The innovative app performs seven different types of tests, related to tremors, gait, reaction times and speech. Dr Fahd Baig, of the Parkinson's Disease Center in Oxford, said the tests have very high precision, and an accuracy of 99%.
In short, technology is increasingly at service of man and citizen, especially of those in difficulty. This does not exempt us from being close to sick people, but it is an additional tool in the identification and treatment of pathologies.