Wearable devices for daily-living measures to assess motor severity in Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Wearing devices to capture daily-living activity in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may provide important information on motor symptom severity which may be missed by conventional methods for evaluation of gait, balance and mobility.

Why this matters

  • Preemptive assessment of motor symptoms in people with PD may help in predicting disease outcomes like fall risk, disability, and diminished quality of life.