Online AI-Based Test for Parkinson's Disease Severity Shows Promising Results
The University of Rochester has developed an AI tool for remote assessment of Parkinson's disease severity. Users complete a finger-tapping task in front of a webcam, and the AI provides rapid assessment based on the Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) guidelines, generating metrics for tremor classification. In a study involving 250 Parkinson's patients, the AI's ratings were compared to neurologists' and primary care physicians' assessments, highlighting its potential for remote monitoring, improving access to care, and enhancing health equity.
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