In-Home Device May Best 'Gold Standard' for PD Monitoring

In-Home Device May Best 'Gold Standard' for PD Monitoring

An in-home wireless device that monitors movements and gait speed of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) could allow clinicians to monitor disease progression using a type of "human radar," a new study suggests. Roughly the size of a Wi-Fi router, the device is mounted on a wall in the home and gathers data about movement and gait speed using radio signals that bounce off the patient's body as they move. Changes in these movements are potential indicators of disease progression …