Neurologists and computer science researchers seek involvement in helping to develop a new tremor app
Neurologists and computer scientists based in Leeds, Loughborough and Manchester have developed computing algorithms that can measure tremor from a smartphone video.
They are planning a research project that involves the development of a smartphone app, using video to measure tremor, as a tool to help clinicians better assess and diagnose tremor conditions. Dr Stefan Williams, consultant neurologist in Leeds, told the NTF “it is very important that we have the involvement of people living with tremor to help us shape the project going forward. We need the voice of people with tremor (or their loved ones) to help guide what we're doing.”
Specifically, they would like to find people interested in taking part in focus groups, which would be 6 meetings in total over 2 years. Expenses would be paid for attending these. They would also like to find one person living with tremor to take part in the steering committee for the project. They would not anticipate that this participation would be time consuming and will provide you with the appropriate support to meet your needs.