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New smart glasses could track Parkinson’s symptoms
Author: Simge Eva DoganPublished: 25 October 2018
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Two European technology companies have received a grant from British public body Innovate UK to design smart glasses that could track Parkinson’s symptoms.
The companies – Emteq and audEERING – specialise in creating devices that track emotional responses. Designers plan to combine voice analysis technology with facial expression tracking features to identify patterns which indicate neurological conditions.
The creators believe the technology will help detect early symptoms of Parkinson’s, enabling doctors to better diagnose the condition.
Graeme Cox, CEO at Emteq, said: “By adding vocal biomarker analysis to our emotion AI platform, this collaboration will provide significant value to our drive to monitor key symptom levels in Parkinson’s Disease.”
A clinical trial for the glasses will take place in late 2019, with the glasses becoming commercially available the following year.
For more information on assessment tools and Parkinson’s please visit Parkinson’s Europe website.
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