Web-Based Speech Tool May Help ID Parkinson’s in Real World

Web-Based Speech Tool May Help ID Parkinson’s in Real World

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Web-Based Speech Tool May Help ID Parkinson’s in Real World

A new tool that analyzes speech using real-world, web-based recordings — participants are recorded via a webcam and a microphone connected to a personal computer or laptop — identified Parkinson’s disease patients with 74% accuracy, a study demonstrated. Moreover, this speech tool — called Parkinson’s Analysis with Remote Kinetic-tasks, or PARK — performed equally well when sex and age were assessed separately, making it a useful diagnostic test for both men and women, of all…

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