Parkython

Catalyzing Technology Solutions
for People with Parkinson's,
WITH People with Parkinson's

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What is Parkython?

Parkython is a virtual global hackathon for Parkinson's.

Parkython [Par-key-thon] is an initiative to catalyze the development of better technology solutions for People living with Parkinson’s (PwP).

Parkython aims to do this by bringing together diverse members of the global Parkinson’s community with developers, designers and other creatives to develop better technology solutions for PwPs, WITH PwPs actively involved in the innovation process.  We are doing this through a series of webinars, virtual meetups, salons, “ideathons” and hackathons, leading up to the World Parkinson Congress 2023 (WPC) in Barcelona, Spain. 

We are tech geeks who have a selfish desire to leverage technologies to improve our lives and the lives of our friends and loved ones living with Parkinson’s.  But we’re not the only ones.  Many tech entrepreneurs and companies are working on solutions, and many PwPs are looking for solutions, and we are building a better forum for connecting to each other and solving it together.

Please help us move forward by sharing our info with anybody who shares our vision.  If you want to volunteer, donate, or otherwise get involved, please complete this form.

If you are a startup or other tech company with a solution to share, please fill out our survey or just send us an old-fashioned email at parkython@gmail.com.

And of course, follow us on YouTube and Twitter and LinkedIn.

Ideathon for Parkinson’s: April 29, 2022

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ParkythOn Team:

Rui Couto

inetum SAP Senior Consultant, WPC Ambassador

Senior business Information systems SAP technical consultant, with 20 years of projects experience in many areas from industry to services in Portugal and international. Parkinson’s advocate he’s active in the national youngparkiesportugal.org ( co-founder ) and international Parkinson’s community and organizations like PD Avengers and serves as a WPC Ambassador.

Kevin Krejci

Business Development Manager, Fujitsu Research of America

Kevin has a deep history in technology, working with Fujitsu for the last 20 years. He has previously served as a WPC Ambassador and is also active in Quantified Self, a global self-tracking initiative.

John Dean

John M Dean, Co-founder, Triad Health

Specializing in Parkinson’s since 2007, Co-Founder at Triad Health A.I . A speech language pathologist, John collaborates with Portuguese physiotherapist Josefa Domingos to deliver exercise combines movement, voice and cognition. For more information, visit www.dualtaskforparkinsons.com