Global health project calls on 100,000 people to track health using smartphones for Parkinson’s research

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Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 25 February 2016

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A global health project is calling on 100,000 people to track their health, using smartphone technology, to help understand the impact of Parkinson’s and provide valuable new research.

‘100 for Parkinson’s’ is a global science project, led by UK digital health start-up uMotif, and supported by organisations such as The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, Parkinson’s UK, Nesta, and the Cabinet Office. PwP’s, their friends, family and the general public can use the uMotif app on their smartphone or tablet to monitor their health for 100 days and donate their data for research.

Bruce Hellman, chief executive, uMotif said:“Patients with Parkinson’s often only visit a doctor twice a year, so knowing more about their health will help them to bridge the gap between health visits and better understand their symptoms.”

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust revealed that 90% of people with Parkinson’s were interested in using technology to understand their symptoms.

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