23andMe kits at a Beverly Hills event in 2017. Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer, Getty Images
April 29, 2019
This morning 23andMe announced that it is teaming up with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research on a new data and analytics platform dedicated to Parkinson’s research.
The new tool, dubbed Fox Insight Data Exploration Network (Fox DEN) is set to include patient surveys, de-identified genetic data and data exploration tools all aimed studying Parkinson’s.
Users who opt into the...
November 27, 2018
Smart sock maker Sensoria is teaming up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation and independent research group Neuroscience Research Australia to launch a 100-patient clinical trial looking at what smart textiles in socks can do for Parkinson’s disease patients.
The trial, called Standing Tall-PD, is supported by a grant from MJFF. The first part of the study will test the potential for smart textiles...
January 7, 2015
This year, at CES15, Intel unveiled Curie, a low-power module the size of a button that developers can use to build wearable devices.
“Last year, we partnered with leading technology, fashion and lifestyle brands to help build a robust wearable ecosystem," Mike Bell, vice president and general manager of Intel’s New Devices Group said in a statement. “With the Intel Curie module, Intel will...
August 14, 2014
Intel has partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), a nonprofit organization focused on Parkinson's disease research, to study symptom patterns in Parkinson's patients.
During the multiphase research study, patients will monitor their symptoms with wearable devices and researchers will use a big data analytics platform to then analyze the information gathered.
There is currently no...
May 2, 2013
A data visualization of the Michael J. Fox Foundation's Parkinson's data from LIONSolver.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) has recently begun to explore how data sourced from mobile phones and analyzed with machine learning algorithms can help improve research into Parkinson's. The organization held the Parkinson's Data Challenge, where teams competed for a $10,000 prize with their...