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Parkinson’s patients benefit from revolutionary watch on the NHS to manage care at home

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

The cutting-edge gadget containing sensors, known as a Parkinson’s Kinetigraph (PKG), is worn around the clock for six days to monitor patients’ movements at home.

The information it collects is relayed to doctors who can look for signs that their medicines need changing, improving quality of life, or that make other interventions such as physiotherapy that can stop the condition getting worse.

The device also buzzes to remind patients to take medication, which they can confirm with a swipe.

Hundreds of patients have already been issued with the watch in the scheme which could be rolled out across the country to the around 120,000 people who have Parkinson’s.

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