Parkinson's Voice Initiative

By Jonah Comstock August 13, 2015
Roche Pharma Research and Early Development, a division of Roche Pharmaceuticals, has developed a new mobile app to measure Parkinson's disease symptoms. The app was developed in partnership with Max Little, a British mathametician at the head of the Parkinson's Voice Initiative, and it will actually be used in a drug development trial with Prothena Biosciences. “The app is being used in a Phase...
By Neil Versel January 29, 2013
A British mathematician is applying "big data" algorithms to detect Parkinson's disease from voice recordings and now claims accuracy up to 99 percent. "We also know how to predict the severity of symptoms to within a few percentage points of clinical judgment," Max Little, a mathematician on the faculty of Aston University in Birmingham, England, and a visiting researcher at both the...