Parkinson's disease to be monitored with smart gloves
Smart gloves are being developed to monitor patients with Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's affects the nervous system. Common signs are trembling, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking.
The medication given depends on the level of illness and the patient's condition.
A team in the United States are creating gloves made of a special fabric. The fabric comes with sensors, electronics and software that can collect data from patients.
The sensors in fingers measure tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
The gloves can help the patients get regular medical help without going out for tests.