Quantitative assessment of posture in those with Parkinson’s disease using an App-supported method

Takeaway

  • A software-supported method of postural assessment that used a freely available App was reliable in assessing those with and without Parkinson’s disease (PD), and greater worsening of total camptocormia (TCC) over time was observed in those with PD compared to healthy individuals.

Why this matters

    Increasingly, postural assessment is being done using photographs instead of clinical assessment, and good-to-excellent interrater and test-retest reliability was observed with a photo-based App for TCC and upper camptocormia (UCC) angles.