Using new technology to help Parkinson’s disease patients stay mobile
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.
Psychological effects can lead to loss of confidence and independence. In England care resulting from falls costs the NHS £2.3 billion a year.
Walk With Path, which is working to produce a range of products like Path Finder to help the elderly stay upright.