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Join The University Of Oulu Study
The University of Oulu in Finland is one of the newest PRO Wellness Village members. Their invitation is discussed below and can be accessed through the portal in the Wellness Village. This is an exciting study being conducted by People with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.
People living with Parkinson’s and their caretakers are the real experts in dealing with the various and different challenges associated with Parkinson’s. Everyone has their own unique self-care techniques; ways of managing work and dealing with the symptoms. We collected these techniques from the global Parkinson’s community and built an online repository called the PDCareBox for discovering these techniques. The techniques are submitted and assessed by people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers: more than 300 people with Parkinson’s and dozens of their carers have shared their expertise with us so far.
We now invite you to try PDCareBox! You can find techniques suitable for you using four criteria: sociality, affordability, effectiveness, and community familiarity. By using a slider, you can set the preferred level of one or more criteria and the tool provides you with the matching self-care techniques. You can also see what other people think the technique is good for.
We ask your opinion of the tool and the techniques via an online questionnaire. By responding you help us to improve the tool so that the entire community may benefit better from it in the future.
This project is an international research collaboration between the University of Oulu, Aalborg University, Fraunhofer University, ULisboa, the University of Melbourne, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Glasgow.
The University of Oulu in Finland joined the Wellness Village on March 24, 2021, and PRO is pleased to be working with them on their collaborative efforts in the above article. Visit them in the Wellness Village at the University of Oulu and see what else you might be able to get involved with. https://www.parkinsonsresource.org/the-wellness-village/directory/center-for-ubiquitous-computing/