Machine learning techniques used to differentiate essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease

Applying big data analytics to patient recordings of tremor may help differentiate essential tremor (ET) from tremor associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to new research presented at EAN 2022.

Tremor is a common symptom and can cause significant disease burden in some patients. The two most common types of tremor, ET and PD, are difficult to distinguish in the clinic, making differential diagnosis a challenge.