PR: Better living thanks to telemedicine – "TelePark"- project targets patients with Parkinson’s disease


Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that primarily affects movement of patients and makes their everyday lives very challenging. It also makes regular doctor appointments and treatment sessions necessary. "TelePark" - a project that collects different movement-related parameters using sensors and apps is designed to improve the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients.

In this interview, Dr. Loewenbrück talks about the guiding idea of the TelePark Project, describes how it works and explains why the TelePark concept also offers great benefits when applied to other chronic diseases.

Which guiding idea prompted the "TelePark" Project?

Dr. Kai Loewenbrück: The guiding idea is that Parkinson's patients require specialist care services at a certain stage of the disease. As physicians, our core responsibility is to make equity in health a priority and safeguard it in the future in light of an increasing number of patients. Not only is this our conviction but it is also demanded by the Movement Disorder Society as our professional organization. This can only work if we consistently implement telemedicine programs and processes. ...

Read the complete interview with Dr. Kai Loewenbrück at!

Image copyright: Marc Eisele/University Hospital Dresden

Article last time updated on 08.01.2019.

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