Smartphone App Shows COVID-19 Lockdowns Led to Big Drop in Walking

Smartphone App Shows COVID-19 Lockdowns Led to Big Drop in Walking

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Smartphone App Shows COVID-19 Lockdowns Led to Big Drop in Walking

A smartphone application designed to measure and monitor the walking mobility of people with Parkinson’s disease captured a 44% decrease in daily activities during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, a study assessing the app reported. The lack of movement was due to confinement, not worsening disability, the results confirmed. These results were published in the journal Movement Disorders, in the form of an observation letter titled “Unsupervised walking activity assessment reveals COVID‐19 impact on Parkinson’s disease patients.” For people…

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