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Frequently asked questions


Do I have to own an Apple Watch?

Yes. The motion sensor inside the Apple Watch is the base for tracking motor symptoms.

Is the app only for iOS devices?

Yes. Parky 4 Parkinson’s is exclusively available via the current version of Apple technologies.

Which Apple hardware and software platforms are compatible with Parky?

Parky 4 Parkinson’s is on WatchOS 8+ and iOS 13+ devices.

WatchO8+ is on Apple Watch Series 3 devices and above

iOS 13.0+ is on iPhone 6s devices and above.

To ensure your devices are compatible, download the Parky 4 Parkinson’s app from the App Store. Then, if you can download it, you are ready to go.

Who should use Parky?

The intended use of the Parky 4 Parkinsons App is to quantify kinematics of movement disorder symptoms, including tremors and dyskinesia, in adults (45 years of age or older) with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease.

How can I get a prescription?

Parky is a prescription remote patient monitoring app. You can inform your HCP about Parky by sharing this document. Your HCP can create an e-prescription via Parky HCP Portal.

If you have trouble logging in Parky, what should I do?

If you have trouble logging in Parky, please contact us.

Can I view my Parky reports whenever I want?

Yes. You can view your symptom profile reports on the app anytime with the option to choose retrospective dates. You can also download PDF versions of your symptom profile reports.

Is my data safe?

Your data, including personally identifiable information, is stored on HIPAA-compliant servers using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES256). Patient data is never shared with any third party except for the prescribing Physician.

What is the pricing?

As an early access program, the pricing of Parky is 1$ a day for a one-time payment. Each prescription is for 90 days.

How does the app track your symptoms?

The Parky 4 Parkinson’s app uses sensors in your Apple Watch to track motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as tremor and dyskinesia (uncontrolled, involuntary movements).

This data is processed using a clinically validated algorithm developed by Apple. The tracking continues as long as you wear your Apple Watch.

What information will your doctor receive?

Your doctor can view reports on your tremor and dyskinesia symptoms, medication intake, and physical activity on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

The secure Parky HCP portal allows your authorized healthcare provider to review and monitor your data. This allows them to stay up to date on your condition and symptoms and make well-informed treatment decisions.

What information will you be able to see?

With the Parky app, you can get a short report that shows the frequency and patterns of your tremors or dyskinesia on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

This report also shows an overview of your medication intake, timings, and adherence to your prescribed schedule.

The Parky app monitors your step counts to help you track and improve your physical activity levels. This data can be viewed in a single report.

How long will you and your doctor access your information and reports?

You can export any of your reports generated by the Parky 4 Parkinson’s app at any time. The Parky Team is available to help you export your reports if you need assistance!

Please note that you and your doctor can access all previous reports even if your Parky 4 Parkinson’s prescription has expired.

While waiting for a new prescription, the app will continue to monitor your symptoms, but new reports will not be generated.

How long will you have access to the app?

Access to the Parky 4 Parkinson’s app and Parkinson’s symptom tracking is granted to you with your first activated prescription. If at any time your prescription ends or is canceled by you, you can still log in to the app and access your information and previous reports, but new reports will not be generated.

How is your personal information kept private and secure?

Your privacy is very important to us.


To maintain the privacy and security of your personal information, the Parky 4 Parkinson’s app securely stores your data, including personally identifiable information, on HIPAA-compliant servers. These servers use advanced encryption for robust protection.

Patient data is never shared with any third party except for the prescribing health care provider.

For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy


My patient/family/friend is not familiar with mobile technologies. Can they use it?

Yes. Parky 4 Parkinson’s tracks the condition as long as the patient wears the Apple Watch. We provide simple instructions on downloading the app and tips for setup and logging medications. That’s the beauty of the Parky 4 Parkinsons app; it tracks seamlessly in the background.

Can I track the patient remotely?

No. The patient’s data is protected from all third parties except the prescribing Physician. However, you can receive reports if the patient shares them with you.

How can Parky help me as a caregiver?

Besides motor symptom tracking, Parky 4 Parkinson’s offers tools to make life with Parkinson’s smoother. For example, with medication reminders, the app will prompt the patient on their Apple Watch to see if they took their medication, and the time will be stored. In freezing episodes, Parky 4 Parkinson’s offers auditory cues. The caregiver can try auditory cues under “Rhythm & Music,” consisting of metronome sounds and a Parky 4 Parkinsons playlist full of songs between 40-50 bpm.

Healthcare Professionals

Is Parky technology validated?

The app leverages a clinically validated Movement Disorder API, a tool developed by Apple. A study of 343 participants, including longitudinal tracking of 225 participants for up to six months, used the clinical gold standard (MDS-UPDRS) as a reference. Details of the study were published in Science Translational Medicine in 2021.

How can I manage my patients?

Once you prescribe the Parky 4 Parkinsons app and your patient enrolls, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. In addition, all your patients’ weekly and monthly symptom profile reports will be accessible via the Parky HCP Portal. The reports include motor symptoms chart, medication adherence, steps, and recording time. Finally, please don’t hesitate to contact support@parky4parkinsons.com for any questions.

I want to prescribe Parky 4 Parkinson's to all my qualifying PD patients.

We are happy to assist with clinical integrations. Please get in touch with us for more information.