New Parkinson’s LifeKit App Helps People with Parkinson’s Track Various Disease Markers
REDMOND, WA, April 20, 2017 – Connected Neurosciences LLC today announced the release of its Parkinson’s LifeKit disease management app that enables patients to track and manage physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms, allowing for better disease management and better quality of life. Parkinson’s is a movement disorder affecting one million people in the United States, and there is currently no cure.
The Parkinson’s LifeKit app provides a cost-effective means for patients to have a personalized experience to support care and life satisfaction. Extensive research has shown that tracking key health markers leads to improved outcomes for people with Parkinson’s. This is the first time a complete suite of tools for managing and tracking Parkinson’s has been offered in a single app. The app was designed from the ground up specifically for Parkinson’s patients.
The suite of tools was developed over the course of a year, with input and feedback from neurologists, physical and occupational therapists, neuropsychologists, brain researchers, and dozens of patients. The end result is a collection of tests and activities that, when used daily, can track physical, cognitive, and emotional markers. Patients can track their own progress with the app’s built in data dashboards, export raw data for in-depth analysis using spreadsheet software, and create reports to take to their doctor visits. The software also works with the Apple Health app, making it easy to incorporate the user’s step data and active minutes in its detailed reports.
Connected Neurosciences CEO, Nick Pernisco, himself a Parkinson’s patient, says this type of app was needed but missing from the market. “People with Parkinson’s needed a tool that offers a comprehensive tracking experience, without compromising patient privacy. All of the previously available options were either missing important tracking features, or the app developer was selling your data to third parties.” Pernisco notes that patient privacy and data security are of utmost importance to patients, especially for those who are still working or who have otherwise not gone public with their illness.
About Connected Neurosciences LLC
Connected Neurosciences was founded in 2016 with the mission of helping improve the lives of people with chronic neurological illnesses through the use of technology.