Sage Bionetworks Releases First-of-Its-Kind Data from Parkinson's iPhone Study - FierceMedicalDevices 2016-03-07


"Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit biomedical research organization, today released an unparalleled dataset that captures the everyday experiences of more than 9,500 people to help speed scientific progress toward treatments for people with Parkinson's disease. The dataset, which consists of millions of data points collected on a nearly-continuous basis through the iPhone app mPower, will provide researchers with unprecedented insight into the daily changes in symptoms and effects of medication for people with Parkinson's. Most Parkinson's studies conducted today rely on sporadic data from small groups of people, typically fewer than 100, because of the difficulty finding people to participate. The scale and scope of the mPower data are detailed in a paper published today in Nature Scientific Data and an accompanying editorial in NPJ Parkinson's Disease ..."


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03/07/2016, 08:27

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03/07/2016, 03:27