This fitness sock based on Fitbit could help fight Parkinson's disease

University students in the United States have developed a sock that can help people with neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease.

The sock can help track steps and activity level even better than a Fitbit, which is a wearable activity tracker.

The socks are washable and re-usable and were originally made for athletes. Each sock measures a person’s walking speed, foot pressure, and steps.

Through a detachable data-collecting device, it synchronizes with an application and turns a person’s movement into data.

Morrison said Parkinson’s patients' medication affects their daily activity.

Right now, the research is in the beginning phase. The team is looking for 60 people to start their testing on.

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