Are you reading this article on your computer? If you are, look down at your keyboard. It could be the key to detecting Parkinson's disease much, much earlier. This groundbreaking new technology could be instrumental to detecting early stages of Parkinson's.
For those of you that don't know, Parkinson's Disease is a disorder of the nervous system. Early symptoms include small tremors and shaking, rigidity of the muscles, posture trouble and difficulty walking. But, a simple everyday gesture like typing on your keyboard could be the key to catching the early warning signs.
Instead of focusing on what is typed, a group of researchers from Madrid-MIT started paying attention to how information was typed on the computer. And the results are startling.