Research Study

Mobile technologies to record and train longitudinally motor and non-motor impairments in Parkinson's disease.
Principal Investigator 
Martin McKeown

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Parkinson's Disease
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Jun 20, 2019 to May 31, 2020
Locations 
UBC Hospital
Name/Title 
Michelle Doo, Research Coordinator
Phone 
604-822-5293
Email Address 
michelle.doo@ubc.ca
Purpose of Study 

The purpose of this study is to see if the repetitive use of a smartphone-based game affects motor and/or non-motor Parkinson's disease symptoms through eye movement training.  The app aims to improve participant's pursuit (tracking) and saccadic eye movements (small rapid jumping) through a series of games played daily for two weeks.  Data will be obtained both before and after the game play period through questionnaires and tasks involving an eye tracker.

Eligibility 

Individuals aged 18-85 with Parkinson's disease, as well as those without any neurological diseases may participate in this study.

Disclaimer 

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