Improving data quality from the use of wearable devices in PD trials

Researchers at the MDS 2021 virtual congress presented new data on the use of wearable devices to provide objective measures of motor and non-motor symptoms.

The researchers from the research organization PPD in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, performed an analysis of wearable use in an idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD) study involving 110 subjects.

The subjects were given a wearable watch device to provide continuous real-time data on bradykinesia, tremor, general activity, and sleep, at baseline, visit 5 and visit 6.