Movement disorders

Parkinson’s ‘smartwatch’ can also assess bradykinesia in depression

A smartwatch-style wearable technology designed to measure bradykinesia in Parkinson’s disease can also be used to assess psychomotor retardation in depression, neurologists in NSW have shown. Clinicians from the Department of Neurology, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, have adapted the Parkinson’s KinetiGraph (PKG) to provide objective measurements of the immobility that is a feature in major ...

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