Handwriting as an objective tool for Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

  title={Handwriting as an objective tool for Parkinson’s disease diagnosis},
  author={Sara Rosenblum and Margalit Samuel and Sharon Zlotnik and Ilana Erikh and Ilana Schlesinger},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
To date, clinical assessment remains the gold standard in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD). We sought to identify simple characteristics of handwriting which could accurately differentiate PD patients from healthy controls. Twenty PD patients and 20 matched controls wrote their name and copied an address on a paper affixed to a digitizer. Mean pressure and mean velocity was measured for the entire task and the spatial and temporal characteristics were measured for each stroke. Results… CONTINUE READING
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