Machine Medicine is developing a platform to help assess people with Parkinson's. Doctors usually assess physical disability by eye which is subjective and inconsistent. Their platform allows researchers to record, score, store and analyse video during motor assessment.
Machine Medicine's app is called Kelvin, named after physicist Baron Kelvin and can be used on a smartphone or tablet. Recorded videos of Parkinson’s patients are analysed using machine learning and computer vision. Detection of motor dysfunction in Parkinson’s patients is claimed to be more reliable than doctors on their own.
Co-founder and CEO Jonathan O’Keefe previously had a career as an academic clinician. The company has a grant from Innovate UK.
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