Study of Keyboard Typing as Way of Monitoring Motor Skills Planned – Parkinson’s News Today

nQ Medical and EvergreenHealth are looking for people with early stage Parkinson’s disease to enter a monthlong study of a software tool — known as neuroQWERTY — to help track motor symptoms by monitoring how fingers interact with a computer’s keyboard.

The study, expected to start in July, will enroll about 50 patients at the Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center at EvergreenHealth in Washington state. Four in-person visits to that center, one for each of the study’s weeks, are required.

Eligible patients must have a Parkinson’s diagnosis made within the previous 10 years. They also must be willing to install the tool on their personal computer, and to use that computer for an average of at least 15 minutes daily for four weeks.

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