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Helen Bronte-Stewart discusses Quantitative Digitography (QDG), a unique, remote technology that provides health care providers with quantitative, validated measures of all motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Data from alternating finger tapping on the digitography device is analyzed in our HIPAA-compliant cloud-based service, and metrics are available to the provider in the electronic medical record in real time.
Helen Bronte-Stewart is a neurologist and an expert in movement disorders, like Parkinson’s. She says new approaches, such as closed-loop deep-brain stimulation, and new digital health technologies that chart subtle changes in movement are reshaping the field, leading to new understandings and new treatments for this once-untreatable disease. To modulate behavior, you first have to measure it, Bronte-Stewart tells host Russ Altman. It’s the future of movement disorders in this episode of Stanford Engineering’s The Future of Everything podcast.
Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart, and the Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab are proud to announce that the first person in the world went home on adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation using a commercial sensing neurostimulator as part of the ADAPT-PD study. Photo posted with permission.
The Bronte-Stewart lab was selected as a top 12 finalist by the 2020 Program Committee for the 6th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting "Show Us Your Brain" video contest for capturing the creative spirit of the BRAIN Initiative.
A new generation of “smart” implantable devices could replace traditional medication to treat a range of chronic conditions, including cardiac disease. Twitter: @geditorial_uk
Best Oral Presentation Award
Chioma Anidi from Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart's lab won "Best Oral Presentation Award" for her paper "STN Neuromodulation of beta bursts is relevant for freezing of gait in freely moving people with Parkinson’s disease" at the Freezing of Gait Meeting in Leuven Belgium, June 6-8, 2018.
Why people with Parkinson’s are dancing at Stanford’s Neuroscience Health Center
Dance for PD® is an innovative therapy that uses movement and music to help people with Parkinson’s disease hold off the ravages of the condition. Originating at the famed Mark Morris Dance group in Brooklyn, New York, Dance for PD® complements research that shows dance moderates both physical and psychological features of the disease. Stanford neurologist and Parkinson’s disease expert Helen Bronte-Stewart, a trained dancer, brought the program to the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, where a dance studio can be found on the first floor. Participants in Stanford’s Dance for PD® include caregivers as well as people with Parkinson’s disease, students and members of the community. Classes at Stanford are offered free of charge and are supported by a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation.
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