I just heard about a really interesting project being undertaken by Georgia Tech PhD student Teresa Sanders.
Teresa is trying to determine if a wristwatch equipped with an accelerator can be used to measure symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD).
Teresa is using a Metawatch wristwatch (complete with a Texas Instruments
’ MSP430 microcontroller and CC2564 Bluetooth/Bluetooth low energy IC) to measure tremors and pair with other tools, like a smartphone, to assess patients with PD.
She is hoping that this new system will help patients monitor symptoms – even at home – so that they can be correctly medicated.
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