Funding agencies: Part of the EU project SENSE-PARK, funded under the Seventh Framework Programme, Cooperation-ICT, #288557.
Quantitative wearable sensors for objective assessment of Parkinson's disease
Version of Record online: 12 SEP 2013
© 2013 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 28, Issue 12, pages 1628–1637, October 2013
How to Cite
Maetzler, W., Domingos, J., Srulijes, K., Ferreira, J. J. and Bloem, B. R. (2013), Quantitative wearable sensors for objective assessment of Parkinson's disease. Mov. Disord., 28: 1628–1637. doi: 10.1002/mds.25628
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- Issue online: 25 OCT 2013
- Version of Record online: 12 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 26 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 2 NOV 2012
- Parkinson's disease;
- quantitative motor assessment;
- wearable devices
There is a rapidly growing interest in the quantitative assessment of Parkinson's disease (PD)-associated signs and disability using wearable technology. Both persons with PD and their clinicians see advantages in such developments. Specifically, quantitative assessments using wearable technology may allow for continuous, unobtrusive, objective, and ecologically valid data collection. Also, this approach may improve patient-doctor interaction, influence therapeutic decisions, and ultimately ameliorate patients' global health status. In addition, such measures have the potential to be used as outcome parameters in clinical trials, allowing for frequent assessments; eg, in the home setting. This review discusses promising wearable technology, addresses which parameters should be prioritized in such assessment strategies, and reports about studies that have already investigated daily life issues in PD using this new technology. © 2013 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society