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Podcast: Meet the Newest Member of Your Care Team: The Smartwatch

Podcast: Meet the Newest Member of Your Care Team: The Smartwatch

Last week The Michael J. Fox Foundation announced we're working with Intel to use data from wearable devices to monitor Parkinson's disease.

William Marks, MD, from the University of California, San Francisco has been advising on this initiative. He talked to MJFF Contributing Editor Dave Iverson for the latest in our Parkinson's Podcast Series on how these technologies can help patients monitor their own disease and help researchers test new therapies.

"Rather than rely on the busy clinician to pick up on something and say, 'You’re moving a little slow or you’re not walking quite as well,' patients are monitoring their own function on their app. They’re coming in and saying, 'You know, I’ve noticed over the last six months that my arms not swinging as well. Do you think it’s time for a tune up on my medication?' So this is really going to open up a whole new exciting area to improve the clinical management of Parkinson’s disease," Dr. Marks says.

Want to learn more and ask questions about this next wave of Parkinson's care? Register for our Webinar on Thursday, August 21 at 12 p.m. ET. Dr. Marks and Lily Cappelletti from MJFF will join Dave Iverson, and you'll hear from a person with Parkinson's who participated in an early study of wearable devices.

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