Parkinson's diagnosis: Tell me how you type on your cell phone?
In this study, it was investigated the relationship between finger tapping tasks on the smartphone and the MDS-UPDRS I-II and PDQ-8 using the mPower dataset.
Finger-tapping is one of the tasks that easy to perform and has been analyzed for the quantitative measurement of PD. Therefore, participants who performed both the tapping activity and MDS-UPDRS I-II rating scale were selected for this analysis.
The investigators obtained a total of 1851 samples that contained the tapping activity and MDS-UPDRS I-II for the analysis.
The statistical analysis found that the tapping features could separate participants into three severity groups.
Each group has different characteristics and could represent different PD severity based on the MDS-UPDRS I-II and PDQ-8 scores.
Sci Rep 12, 3142 (2022).