Potenza, Italy, 6th October 2023– Biomedical Lab is delighted to announce the publication of a new research article on the PD-Watch (acronym for Parkinson’s disease watch) in PLOS ONE, an important peer-reviewed journal in the field of medical research and engineering.
The research offers valuable insights into the performance of the PD-Watch in collecting data 24/7 using a wrist-worn accelerometer and providing accurate information on ON/OFF motor states, tremor, bradykinesia, and dyskinesia. It also distinguishes between non-troublesome and troublesome dyskinesia.
The groundbreaking research was conducted by Eng. Luigi Battista, Biomedical Lab’s Chief Engineer and inventor of the PD-Watch, in collaboration with Prof. Fabrizio Stocchi from IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, and Dr. Livia Brusa from Hospital “Sant’Eugenio,” Rome, along with their medical staff.
Through rigorous experimentation and analysis, the medical team explored the agreement between the continuous data generated by the PD-Watch and the data reported in patient diaries. The findings revealed a 91% accuracy rate for the PD-Watch.
Commenting on the research, Luigi Battista expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The publication of this research article marks a significant milestone in the PD-Watch’s scientific journey. It showcases the PD-Watch as a useful tool in the context of clinical trials and routine clinical practice for motor assessment and related clinical applications. It can be applied to the study of wearing-off phenomena, early-morning OFF periods, patient adherence, and as a valuable complementary and suitable medical support for fine-tuning therapy and finding the best possible treatment for the patient.”
Finally, Battista added, “I extend my deepest gratitude to my esteemed co-authors, Prof. Fabrizio Stocchi, Dr. Miriam Casali, and Dr. Fabiana Giada Radicati from IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, as well as Dr. Livia Brusa from Ospedale Sant’Eugenio, Rome. I would also like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the patients who participated in our study. Their willingness to be part of this research project has been invaluable. Without their contributions, our findings would not have been possible.”
The article is available for access and further reading via the journal’s website at https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0287139
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Biomedical Lab s.r.l. is an Italian company founded in 2018 that develops, produces, and commercializes high-tech and innovative products and services. The main activities of Biomedical Lab revolve around the “PD-Watch” medical device (acronym for Parkinson’s disease watch).
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The PD-Watch, an acronym for Parkinson’s disease watch, is a medical device that allows the processing of data regarding the body movements of adult patients with Parkinson’s disease. It provides information on patients’ motor states, including tremors, bradykinesia, dyskinesia, and ON/OFF motor states.
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