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We can help Parkinson’s patients speak up

By Lael Henterly of the Spokane Inlander

Parkinson's-speech-detailSPOKANE, Wash. – A device to counter effects of Parkinson’s disease is under construction in the office of Washington State University Spokane researcher Mark VanDam. It costs under $50.

Symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease include loss of speech volume. VanDam’s device provides real-time vocal biofeedback to remind wearers to speak up.

Parkinson's-speechThe project, still in the early stages, is showing promise with research volunteers in Spokane County.

Read all of this article in the Inlander at http://www.inlander.com/spokane/we-can-help-parkinsons-patients-speak-up/Content?oid=2466698.

Read about other WSU research to combat Parkinson’s disease at:

https://news.wsu.edu/2015/04/13/dementia-drug-aiming-for-clinical-trials-next-year/#.VW4AhU3bKfA

https://news.wsu.edu/2014/02/21/1-6-m-to-study-feel-good-brain-chemical-and-hearing/#.VW4A203bKfA

https://news.wsu.edu/2013/05/30/graduate-student-wins-for-video-about-parkinsona%c2%80%c2%99s-study/#.VW4BFk3bKfA

 

 

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