Joining forces against Parkinson

Based on successful previous collaborations on wrist-worn accelerometers called Parkinson’s KinetiGraph, leading neurologists from King’s and TU Dresden are now taking about the non-motor syndrome of idiopathic Parkinson`s disease. The projects are led by Professor Ray Chaudhuri (Professor of Movement Disorders and the Medical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence) and Professor Heinz Reichmann (Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden).

In the EU-funded Horizon 2020 consortium i-PROGNOSIS, both institutions jointly contribute to the development of a technology platform for early detection of Parkinson’s and human intervention studies.

“Following metabolic and diabetic exchange between our two institutions I am very happy that now neurodegenerative diseases are also part of our program”, says Heinz Reichmann, who is also Dean of the Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine at TU Dresden.