National Parkinson’s Study Using Wearable Technology
Wednesday, 20th March 2019

The PKG™-Watch is a wrist worn device that records your Parkinson’s symptoms and reminds you when to take your Parkinson’s disease medication as prescribed by your doctor. This recording is done at home over 7 days while you go about your day-to-day activities. The information collected by the PKG™-Watch can tell your doctor more about your movement during the day including if you are moving a bit slowly or having difficulty in performing movements.

Shake It Up Australia Foundation is excited to be funding this project with Global Kinetics Corporation Ltd. alongside our partners at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and Parkinson’s Victoria.

Shake It Up Australia Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation will collectively provide $250,000 to support the trial and Parkinson’s Victoria will provide $200,000 and support for the study

Clyde Campbell, Founder and CEO of Shake It Up Australia Foundation, said, “Shake It Up Australia is excited to support the PKG™ technology in this trial which brings an opportunity to use objective measurement and targets to help Australians with Parkinson’s by gaining a real-life picture of current symptoms and responses to medications. PKG™ allows the Parkinson’s patient, their Neurologist & researchers access to vital information that can make a big difference to how we deal with Parkinson’s moving forward.”

To participate you will need to:

  • Have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
  • Be aged 59-75 years
  • Be taking 4 or more doses of levodopa medication (Kinson, Madopar or Stalevo) each day or have been diagnosed for 4 years or more.
  • Be able to travel to a study clinic