WATCH-PD: Sensor-Based Measurements of Parkinson's DiseaseResearch Question:
Do sensor-based symptom measures compare with traditional clinician-rated assessments
for tracking symptom progression in early, untreated Parkinson’s disease?
Basic Study Information
Purpose:Study Web URL: http://www.watchpdstudy.com
WATCH-PD is a study conducted by the Parkinson Study Group (PSG) to learn more about
early Parkinson disease (PD). The study takes place over a 12 month period and includes
7 in-person visits, 2 brain scans, and 3 phone calls. If you complete all visits,
you will receive up to $1000 as well as an Apple Watch and an iPhone to keep.
At in-person study visits, doctors will rate various aspects of your Parkinson’s disease,
you’ll fill out surveys about your quality of life, and you’ll perform motor and cognitive
tasks with various sensor systems. We’ll also ask you to wear your Apple Watch at
home and periodically complete motor and cognitive assessments.
The two brain scans (DaTscan) will take place at the beginning and end of the study.
A DaTscan involves a small amount of radiation. The level of radiation exposure is
similar to other common procedures, such as an x-ray. (similar exposure to radiation
as other common procedures, such as an x-ray).
By comparing standard PD health assessments in the clinic to digital measures obtained
on mobile devices, we hope to better understand PD. Future use of this technology
may help shorten the duration of clinical trials and require fewer participants. Moreover,
people diagnosed with PD in the future might benefit from what we learn by your participation.
Study Reference #: 00003002
Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)
Study Contact InformationPhone: (585) 276-6825
Additional Study Details
About 20 clinical centers in the US will together enroll a total of 100 participants.
Number of Visits:
6 to 10
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