Digital Tools Helping People with Parkinson's Disease
The pdFIT™ system combines exercise with medication and motor control tracking in order to improve Parkinson's disease symptoms and delay disease progression.
Our 2-year study showed that people who use pdFIT regularly had statistically-significantly improvement in their motor control (circleTap™ scores) over the entire study period.
1.Alberts, J.L., Linder, S.M., Penko, A.L., Lowe, M.J. & Phillips, M. It is not about the bike, it is about the pedaling: forced exercise and Parkinson's disease. Exercise and sport sciences reviews 39, 177-186 (2011).
The Beneufit system helps inform patients, caregivers and physicians with objective conditional data. A more complete understanding of an array of symptoms results in better treatment plans.
Actively symptom monitoring in relation to treatment plans keeps them on track. In addition to measuring motor symptoms such as bradykinesia, tools are being developed to measure gait, posture, tremor and dyskinesia. We will also measure non-motor symptoms including energy, mood and sleep.
We periodically perform statistical analysis of our data to quantify bahavior for clients participating in the exercise program and finger tapping tests.
What we've discovered is the pdFIT™ service has made immediate and long-lasting improvements in outcomes for people who use it regularly.
2.Beneufit, Inc. (n.d.). Statistically Significant Improvement. Retrieved January 03, 2018, from https:// beneufit.com/studies