Working in the Portland State Accelerator, we are literally down the hall from a number of interesting tech-based companies, so we come across a lot of cool products.  For some residents, we provide engineering support, for others, rapid prototypes, 3D printing, 3D scans, parts, molds/tools, and models.  We thought it would be fun – and informative - if we showcased some.  Two of our neighbors use sensors for monitoring in powerful ways.  Today, we'll showcase the first...

APDM creates movement monitoring solutions for health conditions, biomedical research and athletic training.  Originally designed to collect data from people affected by Parkinson’s, their wearable sensors are widely used in research and have evolved to “include a Clinical Data Management System (CDMS) called Mobility Exchange.”  Three options are available:  sapphire, emerald, and opal which include many features (docking stations, body straps, temperature calibration, and data logging among others). 

Having two relatives stricken by Parkinson’s, it’s excited to see devices that are unobtrusive - imagine a monitor as small as a watch - yet effective enough to gather volumes of data to fuel research demands.