You can record your progress by drawing a spiral using either your finger or a stylus, trying your best to stay within the spiral and maintain a smooth, consistent movement.
The next step is a tap test where it records your ‘slowness’ by tapping an alternating blue dot as many times as you can in 15 seconds. You then have the option to add notes - anything you feel relevant to your current symptoms - diet, medication, sleep and so on.
Glad to agree it seems a good idea. Some of our PIPmix users have used writing the same sentence every hour on lined paper as a good way of tracking the effects of medication and if it is effective and for how long.
Your accuracy(%) is then measured and graphed to visualize your progress.
There is a gallery view where you can analyze the drawings on a day to day and week to week basis - this represents patterns where you can identify possible reasons for the fluctuation of symptoms. This information can then be shared with your specialist.
The importance of timing of medications in relation to Parkinson's Disease is essential.