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Use of trackers for Parkinson’s patients

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by NelliePledge, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Moderator Staff Member

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-49075253

    BBC article showing that trackers are being looked at for ongoing monitoring of Parkinson’s patients


    Surely developments like this have to make it much harder for any further research into ME even psychological to ignore using activity monitoring.
     
  2. DokaGirl

    DokaGirl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @NelliePledge, I agree.


    BPS researchers emphasize there are no objective measures for ME, and yet dismiss this tool that could provide evidence.
     
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  3. Sarah94

    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Scares me a little. Next thing will the DWP be putting trackers on disabled benefits claimants to monitor their activity and then saying "you walked 200m today so we're taking away your benefits as you're clearly not disabled". Or BPS fatigue clinics tracking whether patients are doing prescribed activity levels.
     
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  4. Amw66

    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Microchips for alzheimer's- interact with heating system and avoid use of manual controls to provide suitable temperature - this has already been proposed (!)

    ( my cousins daughter has her art masters portfolio on a microchip in her hand - her theme was cybernetics)

    Smart meter data has already been used in a study to " track" elderly with dementia etc and pick up warnings when routine changes ( when the kettle doesn't t go on for a cuppa etc)

    Alexa is really a glorified bug , listened in to every now and again.

    Perhaps everyone should read the personal privacy thread by @Webdog
     
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