What simple measure do you find that gives the most accurate impression of the state of your Parkinson's?
I spend a lot of time building tools to measure my PD symptoms, and I'm looking for ideas about what to measure next.
So far, I've developed a side-to-side tap test tool, which can be run on-line at:
If you want to track your results over time and compare them with other people's scores, you can register with PDMeasure at:
More recently, I've moved on to building tools using an Arduino microcontroller, basically a computer for £5. Combining this with an accelerometer and a micro-SD card allows me to track my movements every 0.1 sec. Although there is a lot of "noise", you can see the changes over the course of a drug cycle: as the drug "takes" my movements increase, after about a hour they plateau, where they remain for about two hours before declining back to where they started.
I would like to hear from anyone else looking at ways to measure Parkinson's or with ideas about what should be measured.