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Wearable and wireless accelerometer systems for monitoring Parkinson’s disease patients—A perspective review

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Parkinson’s disease is a growing medical concern as societies, such as the United States of America, become progressively aged. Therapy strategies exist for the amelioration of Parkinson’s disease symptoms, and the quantification of attributes, such as hand tremor, can provide valuable feedback. Wearable and wireless accelerometer systems for monitoring Parkinson’s disease patients have been progressively advanced over the course of the past half-decade. In particular, wireless accelerometer nodes and smartphones, such as the iPhone, hold promise for optimizing therapy strategy by providing convenient quantified feedback. This perspective review addresses the current advances in wearable and wireless accelerometer systems for monitoring Parkinson’s disease patients and forecasts for the near future.

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LeMoyne, R. (2013) Wearable and wireless accelerometer systems for monitoring Parkinson’s disease patients—A perspective review. Advances in Parkinson's Disease, 2, 113-115. doi: 10.4236/apd.2013.24021.

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