Intel wants to track Parkinson’s patients using wearables

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It’s not hard to find a wearable device that can track your activity at all hours of the day, but aggregating that data from large groups of people has proven to be a more difficult task. So much so that a number of big technology companies including Apple, Samsung, and Google are now trying to help people harness data into something meaningful. Now you can add Intel to the list. Today the company announced a partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research that aims to track and analyze those with Parkinson’s disease using wearable devices. The hope is to better monitor patterns and pick up on symptoms while potentially shedding more light on the disease to work on a cure.

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