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Using new wearable technology to monitor Niemann-Pick disease

A smartphone app, combined with wearable technology, will allow doctors to remotely monitor patients with conditions that limit their ability to voluntarily move their muscles. The app, known as 'aparito', uses a motion-tracking writsband to record the movements of patients with ataxia, and other related ambulatory conditions.

Protein responsible for rare childhood disorder gives clues to common neurodegenerative conditions

A new protein that appears to play a role in mitochondrial disease – a rare condition where a lack of energy in cells means that they can’t function properly – could prove to be important in conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.

Patient experience

Patient experience can be defined as ‘feedback from patients on what actually happened in the course of receiving care or treatment, both the objective facts and their subjective view of it’ (Dr Foster’s Intelligent Board report 2010 - Patient Experience).

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