Explore RapidHack 2018!

Sunovion and Little Big Things held an innovation workshop in Boston March 7-8 to try and solve some of the daily challenges of living with Parkinson's. Attendees included advocates, innovators, and people with Parkinson’s who worked together to explore new ideas that could positively impact the Parkinson’s community.

Here are some highlights.

See the ideas!

RapidHack generated an enormous amount of quality ideas by pairing together talent and expertise from a wide range of backgrounds. Discover some of the inventive ideas on display here. Maybe they will help inspire a few of your own.

Dopamine Self-Test

With this mobile kit, users could identify when dopamine’s running low and replenish it at a moment’s notice.

Medication Adherence

It can be a challenge for people with Parkinson’s—anyone, really—to observe a strict medicine regimen. Here’s one possible solution.

Integrative Care Neuro Rehab

Treating Parkinson’s involves a holistic approach that honors a person’s lifestyle.

Magic Mirror

Facial recognition could help a person with Parkinson’s recognize and anticipate OFF moments.

Trial Trail Blazer (Clinical Trial Tracker)

You could be in the know when it comes to clinical trials with an app that keeps track.

Freedom Tracker

Biofeedback sensor and deep algorithm could help predict the day ahead and plan your dosages accordingly.

The Mighty Pen

A precisely weighted stylus could help aid in writing or interacting with a touchscreen device.

Smart Phone Tech Overlay

How smart? It could feature writing intention recognition, speech-to-text capability, and eye movement tracking.

Parkinson’s Friendly Closet (PFC)

This personal closet could feature customized components that could simplify getting dressed.

Gyro Pen

Sensors could help stabilize this writing tool so you may be able to correspond freely.

The Steady Phone

Gyroscopes built into a smartphone could help keep your handheld firm.

Chewable Toothbrush

Brushing and flossing can be difficult, especially 3x a day. A chewable, reusable “toothbrush” may be just what the doctor ordered.

My Look/My Way

With adaptive fashions, people with Parkinson’s could alter any clothing according to needs or preferences.

Writing with Parkinson's

A writing device for people with Parkinson’s could interpret writing, predict prose and identify progression.

Risk Warning System

This device could alert a care partner if a loved one is on the move and at risk of falling.

The Walker of the Future

This walker with all the bells and whistles plus complete tech integration could help more people with Parkinson’s stay out and about independently.

Sensory Walker

With sensors in the handlebars, the electrodermal responses of people with Parkinson’s could be monitored.

Transport Harness

This wearable device could help care partners aid their loved one’s movements safely, and discreetly.

AntiFreeze

How about a smart cane that aids in freezing of gait by offering audio, visual, and haptic feedback? It may happen.

Parkinson’s Match (Social Network)

To combat isolation and increase sociability, people with Parkinson’s could find each other and share stories on a dedicated social network.

Magic Whiteboard

This digital smart board could help people with Parkinson’s with recall, planning, and task management.

The Smart Bed

Rest assured, a Parkinson’s-friendly bed with handlebars could help make rolling over and getting up easier.

Bed Position Management

An inflatable bed flipper could rotate the bed for enhanced comfort and positioning.

Sleep Aid

A Bluetooth-enabled earplug could help soothe you to sleep like a flock of sheep.

Automated Bed

If stationary sleeping is an issue, this bed could be set to move occupants at appointed times throughout the night.

Sunovion will not be producing or procuring the innovation ideas above.

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  • The Sunovion Pharmaceuticals' sponsored Parkinson’s Education Programs (PEP) are live events for the Parkinson's community to come and hear an inspiring story from someone living with Parkinson's, learn from a Parkinson’s specialist and pick-up tips on how to manage the disease. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with the Parkinson's community at an event near you. Register today! www.SunovionPD.com

Keep up with inspirational innovations impacting the Parkinson’s community

New ideas for improving the Parkinson’s experience are popping up all the time. Register to stay current with exciting innovations, upcoming events, and inspiring stories!

Please tell us why innovation in Parkinson’s matters to you

Click all that apply to you. All fields required.

I am a:

Check all that you are interested in:

  • Sign up for Little Big Things and you will receive updates on ideas, innovations, events, and more that can help people living with Parkinson's disease.

  • Get information on Parkinson's disease.

  • The Sunovion Pharmaceuticals' sponsored Parkinson’s Education Programs (PEP) are live events for the Parkinson's community to come and hear an inspiring story from someone living with Parkinson's, learn from a Parkinson’s specialist, and pick up tips on how to manage the disease. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with the Parkinson's community at an event near you. Register today! www.SunovionPD.com

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