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Smartphones for Monitoring Parkinson's Patients



May 3, 2013 | The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson's Research has been seeking insights on how mobile data can aid Parkinson's patients. LIONsolver, which stands for Learning and Intelligent Optimization Solver, won the foundation’s February; challenge to encourage use of patient data from smartphones for monitoring and treatment of Parkinson's. LIONsolver involved teams in 21 countries that downloaded 630 sets of the data and used a machine-learning approach to explore clues to how the onset of Parkinson's occurs and how it progresses, proving how passive mobile smartphone data could aid patients and their physicians. eWeek
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