Lookinglass, based at the University of South Australia's Innovation and Collaboration Centre, said in a statement that users had to upload a video to be tested.
While the upload was in progress, the computer vision system used AI to track movement and compare the footage to known Parkinson's systems. A report is created almost immediately.
The app has been tested out by 16 occupational therapists and at nursing homes in South Australia. A conceptual video of the mirror is on the Lookinglass website.
Lookinglass chief executive Kelly Carpenter said the app was a welcome improvement compared to current tele-health technologies, especially for occupational therapists working with patients in remote areas.
“The problem for occupational therapists is in the ability to remotely assess patient movement using manual technology,” she said. “Our solution removes the manual effort for diagnosis and reduces error caused by ineffective communication technologies.”
Lookinglass’ chief technology officer Simon Cullen said he created the app to reach older Australians with an easy solution.
“It’s difficult for people in remote locations to access tele-health solutions and Parkinson’s disease makes it especially difficult for users to be able to push a button or press a touch pad,” he said.
“Our mirror will remove these barriers to accessing expert healthcare.”