01 Dec 2017

Smart tech, smart treatment

Former medical innovation fellow Asha Parekh works with Lawson Health Research Institute researchers are taking a digital approach to improving patient care.

At first glance, it may not seem like the studies of Lawson researchers Drs. Mandar Jog and Cheryl Forchuk have much in common. A neurologist at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), Dr. Jog works on treatments for neurological movement disorders, including tremor and Parkinson’s disease, while Dr. Forchuk’s research at LHSC and St. Joseph’s Health Care London focuses on improving mental health care and the transition from hospital to community.

However, an underlying principle is the same: adapting technology to address symptoms where, in many cases, no successful intervention has existed.

The results are delivering individualized solutions to unsolved problems. They give us a glimpse at the future of discovery in our increasingly digital world.

This article appeared in Lawson Link.

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