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CleveMed Receives $1.5 Million in NIH Funding to Further Develop a Portable System for Monitoring Parkinson's Disease Motor Symptoms
Date:12/19/2007

RS. The UPDRS, a subjective assessment scale, is the current standard in rating Parkinson's symptom severity. "Kinesia is being developed as a standardized platform to measure motor symptoms and meets the clinical need for quantifying and tracking symptoms more objectively," said Joseph P. Giuffrida, PhD, Director of CleveMed's Division of Movement Disorders. "Using Kinesia with the UPDRS will give clinicians detailed information for basing treatment options, such as medication dosage and timing." This funding will be used to upgrade the system for home use, further validate correlations between Kinesia and the UPDRS and demonstrate efficacy of home monitoring over longer periods of time, such as days, weeks or months, instead of just the snapshot that clinicians see in a typical office exam.

About CleveMed - CleveMed was founded with the goal of developing innovative telemetry devices for a variety of medical applications. Today, CleveMed is developing and pioneering the use of novel wireless monitoring systems for high growth neurology and rehabilitation applications, including brain monitoring, sleep disorders and movement disorders. Through these

innovations, CleveMed has developed a growing range of products that address the needs of the medical, research and academic communities.


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