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    Approximately 10 million people around the world are living with Parkinson's Disease. Microsoft doesn't have a cure, but its Emma Watch can help alleviate one of the disease's most troubling symptoms.
    Parkinson's is a progressive brain disease which is the result of brain cells dying. The disease is characterized by both motor and non-motor symptoms. Non-motor symptoms include fatigue, excess saliva, constipation and loss of one's sense of smell. Motor or movement-related symptoms include rigidity, shaking, and tremors.

    Emma Lawton, a graphic designer, was 29 when she was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. The persistent tremors the disease caused in her hands plagued her. Akin to a singer losing her voice or a football star losing his mobility, this graphic designer losing her ability to write her own name seemed like cruel irony.

    Lawton's misfortune was an opportunity for an expression of empathy, however. Microsoft's Haiyan Zhang, an innovation director, embraced Lawton's cause and invented technology that not only enriched Lawton's life but may impact the lives of millions of people living with Parkinson's Disease.

    Full story from the WindowsCentral blog...
    11-14-2017 12:10 PM

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