Smartphone 'scores' can help doctors track severity of Parkinson's disease symptoms


Photo: Science students Srihari Mohan, left, and Andong Zahn, display the iPhone and Android smartphone apps they helped design to allow Parkinson's diseas; Copyright: Noam Finkelstein/Johns Hopkins U

"A smartphone-derived severity score for Parkinson's disease is feasible and provides an objective measure of motor symptoms inside and outside the clinic that could be valuable for clinical care and therapeutic development," the researchers summarized their study.