Can a digital pen “revolutionise” Parkinson’s diagnosis?

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Author: Sophie BatesPublished: 23 January 2020

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A Parkinson’s diagnosing pen has sealed a five-year manufacturing deal from stationery brand Stabilo.

The Neuromotor Pen– developed by Scottish medical devices company Manus Neurodynamica – analyses a user’s hand and limb movements as they perform a number of drawing tests on a tablet.

Microchips within the device record the data of even the smallest of movements, and determine whether a user has Parkinson’s in a simple and non-invasive way.

Researchers believe the pen could be adapted in the future for use in monitoring patients with Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and those that have suffered from a stroke.

Peter Kämpf, director of research and development at Schwan-Stabilo, said: “This novel product can potentially revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of neuromotor diseases, and we are excited to be involved in its development and in helping bring it to market.”

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For more information on Parkinson’s and assessment tools please visit the EPDA website.


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