Parkinson's diagnosis and monitoring using KeySense
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KeySense - Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease
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Parkinson’s Disease

Early Detection and Monitoring with KeySense

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, motor skills, and coordination. It is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's, affecting over 10 million people worldwide. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease can vary from person to person, but visible changes may include tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), and postural instability. The disease progresses slowly over time, and the symptoms become more severe. If you are concerned that you or a loved one may have Parkinson's disease, we encourage you to take the KeySense assessment. It is free and can be taken from the comfort of your own home.
Disclaimer: KeySense is just an assessment tool. It does not provide a medical diagnosis and the results can not be used as such. Only a medical practitioner can establish whether or not you actually have Parkinson’s Disease.
GPs, on the other hand, were only 75% accurate in their diagnoses. KeySense can also detect early Parkinson's up to 5 years before usual diagnosis. This means that KeySense can help people get the treatment and support they need early on.


You don’t need to be a good

typist to do the assessment

The KeySense techniques don’t care about how quickly you type or how many mistakes you make. Even slow, two-finger typing is fine - we are mainly assessing the pattern of finger rhythms. We will ask you to transcribe a passage of text, then you will have the KeySense results immediately. The results are shown as scores across multiple movement attributes - it is not a pass/fail assessment or a diagnosis, but shows how you compare to others. Have a look at a sample report here

The Problem

There are some key challenges though in diagnosing Parkinson's disease: The symptoms are often subtle and difficult to detect in the early stages. There is no single, objective, diagnostic test for Parkinson's disease. The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is often delayed by years, and someone may have it for a decade or more before it’s finally diagnosed. Although there is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease, once diagnosed there are medications that can help manage the symp- toms, along with lifestyle changes that can improve quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease.

The KeySense Solution



Our KeySense technology provides a simple, non-invasive, and accurate way to detect Parkinson's disease in its early stages. KeySense analyzes the rhythm and cadence of your keystrokes as you type on a computer keyboard. This data is then used to create a personalized risk score for Parkinson's disease. The KeySense test is quick and easy to take. Simply type some paragraphs of text on your own computer. The assessment takes about 10 minutes or so to complete, and your results are available immediately



The KeySense test is typically more accurate than a GP's diagnosis. KeySense has been used by more than 40,000 people already and, in the latest analysis, has 90% accu- racy in detecting Parkinson's disease in its early stages.
See whether the way you type shows any indications of early Parkinson’s Disease. Less than a page is needed for immediate analysis, based on characteristics and rhythms in your typing.


See whether the way you type shows any indications of early Parkinson’s Disease. Less than a page is needed for immediate analysis, based on characteristics and rhythms in your typing. It will take about 10 minutes to complete. We don’t ask you for any personal details, so you remain completely anonymous.
Parkinson's Foundation (Australia) is a research organization that is dedicated to finding better treatments and a cure for Parkinson's disease. We believe that early detection and monitoring are essential for improving the lives of people with Parkinson' Parkinson's Research: Early Detection and Monitoring with KeySense What customers say about KeySense for early detection of Parkinson's disease PD Symptoms Parkinson's diagnosis using KeySense
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Home-based detection & monitoring of Parkinson’s Disease
Do you suspect that you or a loved one may have Parkinson’s Disease? It’s the second-most common neurodegenerative disease in the over-60’s, but people may have it for up to a decade before it is diagnosed. KeySense provides a simple screening test that you can do on your own computer in just a few minutes. The Problem The problem with Parkinson’s is that the early symptoms are often subtle, vague and ill- defined. And even though most people think that hand tremor is one usual indicator, it’s not necessarily so - there is more than one type of tremor, and the most common is completely unrelated to Parkinson’s Disease! Until now there has been no definitive diagnostic test for the disease and diagnosis has relied on close observation of your movement features, in conjunc - tion with a range of other potential indicators. Unfortunately first-line medical practitioners such as GP’s don’t have the specialized training and have had a quite high misdiagnosis rate of Parkinson’s - they don’t pick it up in more than 25% of cases and so it can continue undiagnosed for many years. This isn’t a criticism of GP’s at all - early diagnosis relies on having extensive specialized experience and is often quite difficult. Neurologists have that exper - tise, but you need to be referred to them first. Often a real Catch-22 situation in practice.

The KeySense Solution

Since Parkinson’s is primarily a disease which affects movement, the KeySense approach is to assess the movement of your hands and fingers, which is where typing comes into the equation. As you type, it is possible for us to analyze your keystrokes down to millisecond accuracy, and use a suite of AI techniques to assess the cadence and rhythm of your typing. In someone with early Parkinson’s, the patterns are different to those of people without the disease. KeySense is based on proven science and the methodology has been extensively validated. But why is getting an assessment important? You are probably visiting this website because you (or a family member) are concerned - it may be a niggling worry about having some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s or you may have already discussed things with a medical practitioner. In any event, being able to establish with more certainty whether or not you may have the disease will itself take away some of the stress (and potentially get you started on medi - cation to reduce the effects of the disease).
GET STARTED NOW See whether the way you type shows any indications of early Parkinson’s Disease. Less than a page is needed for immediate analysis, based on characteristics and rhythms in your typing.  YOU NEED TO BE USING A DEVICE WITH A PHYSICAL KEYBOARD THOUGH. SO GO TO A LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER & RE-VISIT WWW.PARKINSONS-RESEARCH.ORG It’s completely free and you remain entirely anonymous. KeySense The world’s first screening test for Parkinson’s   2021 PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION (AUSTRALIA)