Living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) means coping with symptoms that change daily. Yet these daily changes are not tracked frequently enough. mPower is a mobile app-based study piloting new approaches to monitoring key indicators of PD progression and diagnosis by supplementing traditional behavioral symptom measurements with novel metrics gleaned from sensor-rich mobile devices.
The companion mPower smartphone app is a personal tool and research instrument to track symptoms of PD, review trends and share this information with researchers. As a scalable, inexpensive, and non-invasive method for frequent measurement and tracking of symptoms, the Parkinson mPower app has been able to survey a large, longitudinal cohort of volunteers with PD and controls.
The goal of this study is to understand the frequency and degree of variation of patient symptoms, the sources of those variations, and the potential modulators of those variations.