Yes. The motion sensor inside the Apple Watch is the base for tracking motor symptoms.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. Parky 4 Parkinson’s is exclusively available via the current version of Apple technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As an early access program, the pricing of Parky is 1$ a day for a one-time payment. Each prescription is for 90 days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.