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Quantitative Motor Assessment Tool (QMAT) Study

Study Title:

Assessment of objective measures of motor impairment in Parkinson’s disease: Evaluation of a computer-based test battery in control subjects (QMAT)


The goal of this project was to test the reliability of an objective measuring device to distinguish between healthy subjects and people with Parkinson’s disease. The study was sponsored by the Kinetics Foundation, and there were many institutions involved within the United States to collect data.   

This project began in the summer of 2009 and all the data was collected in June of 2010. The study determined the device to be a reliable measure for Parkinson's disease, and the device was renamed the Objective Parkinson's Disease Measurement System (OPDMS).

A publication is currently under development by the sponsor.