Our solution is to create an app that records quantitative data based on hand coordination. The patient can record their progress by drawing a spiral on the iPad or a squiggle on the iPhone using either their finger or a stylus, trying their best to stay within the path and maintain a smooth, consistent movement.
The next step is a tap test where it records their ‘slowness’ by tapping an alternating blue dot as many times as they can in 15 seconds. People who suffer from Parkinson’s will find that the last 10 seconds will get slower and slower. The medical term for slowness of movement is bradykinesia.