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Parkinson's disease

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Parkinson's Disease is an illness affecting the motor system, however individuals with the disease also complain of more complex problems. These problems include "freezing-up" in confined spaces such as doorways or supermarket checkouts. A multidisciplinary approach using techniques in movement analysis is helping to investigate how situations such as the size of a doorway, or surrounds to a doorway, influence how much people freeze or hesitate as they are moving through the doorway. The results of this could be used to help make recommendations to people designing and decorating buildings in order to reduce these difficulties in the future.

Investigation into how the size of a doorway and decoration around it may affect those with Parkinson's disease

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