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Freezing of Gait: Assessment of gait locations using wearables for Parkinson’s disease patients

Researchers from Stanford University, led by Prof. Helen Bronte-Stewart and Prof. Scott Delp assessed IMUs that people with PD can reliably wear based on FOG detection performance and patient preferences and discussed their findings in a recent report

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.

Putting the move back in movement

For patients with Parkinson's disease, Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, is continually refining techniques for deep brain stimulation, in which clinicians implant an electrode in the brain to reorganize the abnormal signals that cause impaired movement.

2020 Golden Electrode Award

Lead-DBS has awarded our paper, "Modulation of beta bursts in subthalamic sensorimotor circuits predicts improvement in bradykinesia", the Golden Electrode Award of 2020.

Photo and Video Contest

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.

Safety of Plasma Infusions in Parkinson's Disease

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) has ranked our article as the top Movement Disorders article of July 2020.

Telling the stories behind Parkinson’s

Johanna O'Day, graduate student in the lab, recognized internationally for her work with The Parkinson's Story Exchange

How hacking the human heart could replace pill popping

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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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 new Stanford Neurosciences dance studio


The faculty from the World Without Parkinson’s Symposium in NYC, celebrating the 200th anniversary of James Parkinson’s monograph, The Shaking Palsy.


Dr. Bronte-Stewart presents the lab’s latest research at the Michael J Fox Foundation Experimental Therapeutics Conference in New York City