Technology Solutions for People with Parkinson's

What is Parkython?

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

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 and friends actively involved in the innovation process.  We are doing this through a series of webinars, virtual meetups, book club meetings, salons, “ideathons” and hackathons, leading up to the World Parkinson Congress 2023 (WPC) in Barcelona, Spain. 

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Parkython Book Club Series – “The Brain’s Way of Healing” by Norman Doidge

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In our second book club meeting on Zoom, the Parkython Team will talk about Chapter 4, “Rewiring a Brain with Light”, on the topic of photobiomodulation. 


Saturday, November 12th
1:00pm (PDT)

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About Us

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.

The Parkython Team

Rui Couto

inetum SAP Senior Consultant, World Parkinson Congress 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

Fujitsu Research of America, World Parkinson Congress Ambassador

Kevin has been in the tech industry for many decades, embedded in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, and now a megatrends researcher at Fujitsu. He served as a WPC Ambassador in 2016 and is a big fan of Quantified Self, a community of users and makers of self-tracking tools who share an interest in "self-knowledge through numbers". Kevin was diagnosed in 2013 with Parkinson's, and instantly became an impatient patient advocate.

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 that combines movement, voice, and cognition. For more information, visit www.dualtaskforparkinsons.com

Carlie Ostrom

TBI Patient Advocate

Carlie graduated from the Wharton School of Business and...She is currently studying neurobiology at the University of Wisconsin. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor, Carlie is passionate about neuroplasticity therapies, psychedelics, and accessibility.

Mark McAuley

Independent Parkinson’s advocate

Mark has worked in research and development environments for 30 years, with responsibility for securing investments, facilitating collaborations and executing projects. He had a deep brain stimulator implanted in 2020. DBS has greatly improved his quality of life, and drawn Mark's attention to the challenge of empowering the recipients of DBS devices. Mark joined Partython in August 2022.

Connect with Us

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.  And subscribe to our mailing list below to get our newsletter (about once or twice per month) with updates about our future salons, webinars, book club meetings, ideathons, and other activities and events. 

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