Wearable Medical Devices, Big Data, and Parkinson’s Disease Research
Parkinson’s disease, historically has been challenging to study. This is mostly due to the fact that the data collected was subjective because the measurement strategies of the disease haven’t changed much in the nearly 200 years since Parkinson’s was discovered. But technology giant, Intel Corporation, is working to change that through the development of wearable medical devices that can measure undetectable changes over time. By using these sensing devices, the right data is shared from the sensor back to a central repository where it is analyzed. It’s a revolutionary step forward in Parkinson’s research and is a glimpse of what is possible on a much larger scale to analyze the data of huge populations to develop treatments for other diseases.