Research Study

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


Body Locations and Systems 
Parkinson's Disease
Study Start/End 
Jun 20, 2019 to May 31, 2020
UBC Hospital
Michelle Doo, Research Coordinator
Email Address
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.


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


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