Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, characterized by both motor (tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, postural instability) and non-motor symptoms such as depression, sleep disorder, dementia, anxiety, cognitive issues and many more. After Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease is the 2nd most common neurodegenerative disease for which currently, there is no known cure.
Limited resources available for the condition means people living with Parkinson’s disease aren’t getting adequate care and tailored approach needed to improve their lives, reports MedEngine.
Berlin-based MedEngine has developed an innovative smartwatch and mobile app that makes it easier to manage Parkinson’s disease.
Flytta smartwatch lets you track motor symptoms: tremor, bradykinesia, rigor, dyskinesia, physical activity and sleep.
The Flytta companion mobile app records clinically validated self-assessments and additional therapy relevant information.
How Does Flytta Work?
The Flytta Watch is a stylish, traditionally-styled stainless steel wristwatch that combines wireless connectivity and motion sensors to track your movement throughout the day and relays this data to your smartphone.
The data is then analyzed on the cloud and combined with additional information on sleep, exercise, nutrition, medication, clinical assessments and more.
The final insights are available on the mobile app in an easy-to-understand format so that you can make better decisions on your choice of care.
How Does Flytta Improve Parkinson’s Care?
To improve the quality of life of patients, it is important to see the full picture. For people living with Parkinson’s disease, simply tracking motor symptoms, does not take account for things like nutrition, mood, alternative therapies, exercise or sleep. These lifestyle factors can have a huge impact on your life so they ought to be tracked.
Flytta mobile app stores your additional information securely and combines this with the motor data from the watch to provide a more complete picture of your Parkinson’s.
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