- The Parkinson's KinetiGraph (PKG) is a wrist worn device, that looks like a wristwatch, that automatically records motion data to assist doctors in their diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms of movement disorders, such as parkinson's disease.
- The PKG is worn like a wrist watch and features a vibrating reminder of when patients should take their levodopa medication as prescribed by their doctor. It is worn continuously over 6 to 10 days, during which time it uses an accelerometer to automatically record movement data.
- This data enables a report to be created for the neurologist showing the kinematics of symptoms of movement disorders, such as parkinson's disease, in relation to the timing of levodopa medication, such as Sinement and Madopar.
Having an objective way to record movement data of the symptoms assists the doctor's understanding of the nature and progression of the disease and the disease's response to treatment.
On assessment of the data the doctor may change the type, amount or timing of the medication, or recommend an advanced therapy, such as deep brain stimulation.