In 2021 we will continue to work closely with CUH, UCC and MTU to participate in Parkinson’s related research.
We have developed a close working relationship with these teams as a result of the willingness of our members to participate in these projects. We hear from our members across the county how much they enjoy being actively involved in developing new products like the ‘glove’ or helping to build a database so we have accurate information on the number of people in Ireland with Parkinson’s.
Our good friend and supporter, Lorna Kenny researcher at UCC is conducting further research and will be testing the glove device for the next few weeks on Friday afternoons at St Finbarr’s hospital. Many of us have been involved in testing this before and if you are interested and would like to take part in…
This is an exciting new research project which will be part-fund by CPA. We are working with UCC to apply for the remaining funds required to kick-off the project. This project is specific to Cork and the outcomes will have far-reaching influence on how the PwP community use physical activity to improve well being. For…
An ongoing national research study aims to explore the unmet service needs of people with Parkinson’s disease and their perspectives on health service provision across the Republic of Ireland.
Within the PDRC, the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation is currently co-leading, along with the Tyndall National Institute for ICT hardware and systems, two projects on the use of wireless monitoring for Parkinson’s disease. With European and Enterprise Ireland funding, we are exploring the value of continuous monitoring as part of overall PD healthcare.