New Apple Watch Feature to Help Parkinson’s Patients

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Understanding Freezing of Gait

When people with Parkinson’s Disease have trouble moving for a short time, it’s called freezing of gait. This can happen suddenly and makes it hard for them to walk or talk. It’s a common symptom of Parkinson’s Disease that affects movement and sometimes other body functions.

Introducing Foggy and h2o therapeutics

h2o therapeutics is a Turkish company that uses technology, including augmented reality and artificial intelligence to create digital treatments for a variety of health problems. They’ve developed a new feature called Foggy, which works with an Apple Watch to help with freezing of gait for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Foggy uses vibrations from the watch to give feedback when someone is experiencing freezing of gait, helping them to move again. This feature is part of their Parky app, which doctors can prescribe to their patients.

The Bigger Picture and Partnerships

h2o therapeutics isn’t the only company using technology to help people with Parkinson’s Disease. Other companies, like Rune Labs and NeuroRPM, also have apps and devices that monitor symptoms and provide support. These advancements show how technology can make a difference in managing chronic conditions like Parkinson’s Disease.