Global Kinetics’ Personal KinetiGraph Identifies Parkinson’s Patients Suitable For Deep Brain Stimulation
A new study shows the Personal KinetiGraph wearable monitor can help clinicians identify the Parkinson’s disease patients most likely to benefit from device-assisted therapies, including deep brain stimulation.
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Global Kinetics has launched the global randomized Treat-to-Target trial of its Personal KinetiGraph Parkinson's disease monitor. This comes a few days after the publication of a a clinical trial showing how monitoring Parkinson's symptoms with the device can lead to improvements in patients' therapy.
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The Australian company Global Kinetics has developed the Personal KinetiGraph, which includes a wearable smartwatch and a cloud-based system for continuous monitoring of Parkinson's disease symptoms to help improve patient management. KinetiGraph is 510(k)-cleared and CE marked, but the APPRISE multi-center trial will test the system’s ability to improve outcomes. The company hopes to convince US payers to cover it.