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New device measures Parkinson's symptoms remotely
Victorian technology company Global Kinetics Corporation has developed a wrist-worn device for people living with Parkinson's disease (PD), the Parkinson's KinetiGraph. The company used the Victorian Government voucher program to speed up its product development with a prototype.
Doctors can improve their treatment of Parkinson's disease
Working with researchers at the Florey Neuroscience Institutes, the KinetiGraph accurately records the movement in PD patients over 6-10 days. The new device then provides a report remotely. Doctors can use the report to accurately assess the patient's symptoms and improve their treatment. At the moment the doctor relies on the patient's description of their symptoms to help them decide the treatment.
Global Kinetics Corporation is collaborating with clinicians and researchers in Australia, Europe and the USA.
The business has already found $3.5 million in equity funding and government grants. It will use this to market the device in Australia, Europe and the USA.