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Using new technology to help Parkinson’s disease patients stay mobile

"Freezing’"– a sudden inability to move, which can occur several times a day and leads to falls, is a common symptom of those with Parkinson's disease. These falls are very common and the consequences can go beyond the physical trauma from injury.

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Using new technology to help Parkinson’s disease patients stay mobile

"Freezing’"– a sudden inability to move, which can occur several times a day and leads to falls, is a common symptom of those with Parkinson's disease. These falls are very common and the consequences can go beyond the physical trauma from injury.
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The prevalence of Parkinson’s disease is expected to double by 2030. Most treatment for Parkinson's is a cocktail of drugs, and people are looking for solutions beyond the chemical one provided them now. Technology, like lasers and assistive gear can help improve the daily and long term functioning of those affected by this disease.

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Psychological effects can lead to loss of confidence and independence. In England care resulting from falls costs the NHS £2.3 billion a year.

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Walk With Path, which is working to produce a range of products like Path Finder to help the elderly stay upright.

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