Smartphone app to find Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Parkinson's phone app

Analyzing information collected on our smartphones could provide understandings into our healthiness.

More than 10 million individuals around the sphere are living with Parkinson’s disease, which roots signs such as a scuffling walk and quake in the hands. But scientists in the England hopes that a smartphone app, which collects a patient’s movement and voice shapes, could benefit their doctor to observe their advancement more accurately. This app contains seven different checks – for vibration, walking posture, reaction times and voice modulations.

Dr Baig Fahd, clinical scientist at the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre, speaks that there are significant signs in the voice of a Parkinson’s patient. Outcomes from one of his trial studies specify that basically getting a patient to say “ahh” into a mobile phone means the app can spot this with 99% accurately.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that disturbs movement. It advances gradually, occasionally starting with a barely visible tremor in just one hand. But while a vibration may be the most familiar sign of Parkinson’s disease, the disorder also normally causes toughness or slowing of patient’s movement.