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parkinson's disease | actigraphy

Problems Using Actigraphy in People with Parkinson’s Disease

By: Regina Patrick, RPSGT, RST
September 23rd, 2020

The advent of actigraphy in the 1990s made it possible to indirectly record a person’s sleep-wake cycles based on the person’s activity level, with increased activity indicating wakefulness and decreased activity indicating sleep.1,2 In actigraphy, a device — an actigraph — which is typically worn on the wrist, continually records movement data over a prolonged time — one week or more.3

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