Parkinson’s Disease

Brain data startup Rune Labs gets FDA clearance for Apple Watch-based Parkinson’s tracker

Rune Labs, a precision neurology company in San Francisco, announced that its StrivePD software ecosystem for Parkinson’s disease has been granted 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administ

NexStride gadget that helps people with Parkinson’s fight ‘freezing’ attracts $2.8M

One of the challenges faced by people with Parkinson’s disease is the possibility of “freezing” during normal movement, causing falls and lack of mobility. Surprisingly, small extern

NeuraLight aims to track ALS, Parkinson’s and more with an ordinary webcam

The process of diagnosing and tracking the progression of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s is often long and imprecise, involving surveys, hospital visits and in-person observations that

Digital biomarkers are healthcare’s next frontier

Historically, continuous tracking of an individual’s vital signs meant they had to be in a hospital. But that's not true anymore.

MedRhythms raises $25M to get patients back in tune after a stroke

The company's digital therapy platform works to measure and improve someone’s ability to walk after they have experienced a neurologic injury or disease.

Sano Genetics, a startup helping with Long COVID research, raises £2.5M in seed funding

Sano Genetics, a startup with a broad mission to support personalised medicine research by increasing participation in clinical trials, has raised £2.5 million in seed funding. The round is led by Ep

Aspen Neuroscience raises $70M for its experimental Parkinson’s Disease treatment

Since 2012, Dr. Jeanne Loring, the founder of the eponymous Loring Lab at Scripps Research, has been thinking about how to use pluripotent stem cells as a potential treatment for Parkinson Disease. No

IBM Research develops fingerprint sensor to monitor disease progression

IBM today announced that it has developed a small sensor that sits on a person’s fingernail to help monitor the effectiveness of drugs used to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s and other

Laser-equipped shoes help Parkinson’s patients take the next step

Here's an unexpected but pleasant little way tech might be able to improve a few lives: laser shoes. Yes, seriously. Shoes equipped with small laser emitters were shown in recent tests to help suffere

Penn students’ startup XEED puts wearables to work against Parkinson’s disease

The internet of things, and wearables in particular, may not be quite living up to the hype, but it turns out they may be just the thing for people suffering from Parkinson's disease. A pair of engine

IBM, Pfizer launch joint experiment to help measure Parkinson’s symptoms using IoT and analytics

What happens when you put a technology company together with a drug company and try to come up with unique new ways to understand Parkinson’s disease? You end up with a project that uses sensors