Global Kinetics’ Personal KinetiGraph (PKG), a wearable device for Parkinson’s disease patients, provided more information about symptoms than a routine clinic visit, a recent study found. The device, which monitors, quantifies and reports Parkinson’s movement symptoms, generated new data that was significant enough to change the medical management of one-third of study participants, according to […]
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today released one-year data from a study of its Vercise deep-brain stimulation device in treating Parkinson’s disease. Vercise, which is based on cochlear implant technology, is designed to stimulate a targeted region of the brain via independently controlled leads. The 292-patient Intrepid trial of subjects with advanced, levodopa-responsive Parkinson’s is a double-blind, sham-controlled study with a […]
Monitoring sleep disorders could be as easy as measuring the radio waves around a patient through WiFi, according to new research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital. Some people suffer a lot during the night when they´re not able to sleep, that´s why it is very important to go through every detail […]
A University of Rochester research team is using wearable sensors to indicate the best individualized treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Bernadette Mroz suffers from Parkinson’s. When her medication isn’t working, it makes it hard for her to function. “My world goes into a spin cycle. I cannot function mentally, emotionally or physically,” said Mroz in a […]
Wearable devices aren’t going anywhere anytime soon in the world of medtech. The Wearable Technology Show 2017 is taking place March 7 and March 8 at the Excel in London, offering a chance to check out some of the latest wearable devices. Digital health technology, smart textiles and sensors, and augmented reality are just some of the […]
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it won expanded approval for its deep-brain stimulation therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease, which 1st won approval from the safety watchdog in 2002. The expanded approval covers patients who have had a Parkinson’s diagnosis for 4 years and recently developed motor complications, or have long-standing motor complications that can’t be […]
(Reuters) — The FDA last week said it approved a brain implant from St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) that helps reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes rhythmic shaking. The Brio neurostimulation device is an implantable small generator that delivers low intensity electrical pulses to target areas in the brain, according to the […]
FDA medtech regulators put the stamp of approval on Global Kinetic Corp.’s Personal KinetiGraph, a wearable device designed to help physicians diagnose symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement-based disorders.