IETF Executive Director Patrick McCartney visits with Meal Lifter co-founder Anne Royer. Meal Lifter was born out of the need to create a functional eating space for Ann’s mother-in-law who had tremors from Parkinson’s disease. It’s a sturdy platform that holds and elevates a 9-inch plate, decreasing the distance from the plate to the mouth […]
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today announced it received FDA approval for its Vercise Neural Navigator with StimView XT. The Marlborough, Massachusetts–based company designed its latest image-guided programming software in collaboration with Brainlab AG. It enables clinicians in real-time to visualize lead placement and stimulation modeling of the brain anatomy of patients with Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor.
Researchers in China developed and evaluated machine learning algorithms to better identify and classify Parkinsonian and essential tremors for diagnosis. The findings, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, offer a reference for the intelligent diagnosis of Parkinson disease (PD) and “show promise for use in wearable tremor suppression devices,” authors wrote.