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Valsala and Peter Benn

Take part in research - 100forParkinson's

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A new study has launched to find out if daily health tracking can improve the quality of people’s lives, and we’re asking you to take part.

The 100forParkinson’s project will collect anonymous data to help improve our understanding of Parkinson’s and shape future research.

To succeed, the project needs both people with and without Parkinson’s to record their activities for 100 days. It will be the largest study of this type – collecting data on the lives of 100,000 people.

About the app

The app has been designed by uMotif, a UK digital health startup, and can be downloaded on a smartphone or tablet. As well as collecting data, it provides people with the tools to record and manage their own symptoms and wellbeing.

The simple flower-like motif is used to track sleep quality, mood, exercise, diet and stress levels, as well as five other self-selected health aspects or symptoms that are important to you.

Bridging the gap between health visits

Bruce Hellman, Chief Executive of uMotif, comments:

“We’re so used to communicating, shopping, even banking, on our mobile phones, and yet we’re only just starting to uncover their potential for our health.

"100forParkinson’s will find out how smartphone platforms can help people with Parkinson’s, and everyone else, to understand their own bodies.

"People with Parkinson’s often only visit a doctor twice a year, so knowing more about their health will help them to bridge the gap between health visits and better understand their symptoms.”

Please make sure to share this project with family, friends and colleagues. This opportunity is open to everyone.

You can also find out about other research studies currently recruiting participants here. To keep up to date with the latest research opportunities, news and events- join our ​Research Support Network.