Date Added: 14/12/2016
Date Updated: 14/12/2016
Manus Parkinson’s Pen for Parkinson’s disease
Specialties: Neurology & neurosurgery
Technology Type: Diagnostics - Other
Stage of development: Nearly established
Stage of EAA: Assessment in progress
Manus Parkinson’s Pen is a digital sensor pen in development by Manus Neurodynamica for the diagnosis and monitoring of people with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The pen combines inbuilt movement related sensor technologies with software that is a combination of an analytical engine and a decision support system.
Users perform standardised handwriting and drawing tasks with the Manus Parkinson’s Pen on a tablet computer. The pen’s pressure and motion sensors records parameters of minute limb and hand movements. Analytical software processes the movement parameters and graphically presents these as quasi-biomarkers. The biomarkers provide objective information to clinicians about movement abnormalities and enable clinicians to quantify patients’ level of motor skill and to monitor it over time. The analytical engine will be cloud based to allow the exchange of data.
Manus Parkinson’s Pen was CE marked in November 2015 with an expected UK NHS launch in the next 18 months.