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Friday, 7 July, 2023

Smartwatches may provide early Parkinson’s diagnosis — BBC News

Smartwatches might help diagnose Parkinson’s disease up to seven years ahead of symptoms, a study suggests.

The UK Dementia Research Institute team at Cardiff University used artificial intelligence to analyse data from 103,712 smartwatch wearers.

And by tracking their speed of movement over a single week, between 2013 and 2016, they were able to predict which would go on to develop Parkinson’s.

It is hoped this could ultimately be used as a screening tool.

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