Digital well being expertise firm NeuroRPM has acquired FDA 510(k) clearance for its AI-enabled distant monitoring app that makes use of an Apple Watch to trace widespread Parkinson’s signs resembling bradykinesia, tremor and dyskinesia.
Bradykinesia is slowness of motion, and dyskinesia is involuntary or erratic actions.
The Washington D.C.-based firm’s algorithms are embedded within the Apple Watch app and constantly scan the wearable gadget consumer’s knowledge to watch such signs and well being metrics associated to Parkinson’s.
“We’re thrilled to be on the brand new frontier of digital well being with NeuroRPM. By leveraging the ability of Apple Watch, we’re reworking the way in which people with Parkinson’s illness perceive their well being, enabling care suppliers to make extra knowledgeable medical selections which is able to result in higher well being outcomes. We’re honored to assist drive this revolution in healthcare,” mentioned Atila Omer, president at NeuroRPM.
THE LARGER TREND
One other digital well being firm utilizing the Apple Watch to watch sufferers with Parkinson’s is brain-data startup Rune Labs.
Final 12 months, Rune scored FDA 510(k) clearance for its StrivePD app, which makes use of Apple’s Motion Dysfunction API to trace tremors and dyskinesia. Sufferers may use StrivePD to log their drugs, unwanted effects and different signs.
Earlier this month, Rune introduced a partnership with BlueRock Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm and a subsidiary of Bayer AG, to help in finding out Parkinson’s illness utilizing its StrivePD platform.
Different firms trying to assist individuals with neurodegenerative motion problems are Maine-based prescription digital therapeutics startup MedRhythms, which seeks to enhance mobility in individuals with a number of sclerosis, and London-based SERG Technologies, which gives wearable sensor applied sciences to watch the symptom severity of Parkinson’s illness.
Tracy Chu will supply extra element throughout her HIMSS23 session “Automation Improves Digital Schooling App Efficiency.” It’s scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT on the South Constructing, Degree 5, room S505.
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