APDM’s mission is to develop and commercialize best-in-class solutions for quantifying human movement with wearable technologies.
APDM was founded in November of 2007 in Portland, Oregon. It began when Dr. James McNames began searching for an unobtrusive wearable movement sensor capable of logging high bandwidth data from people with Parkinson’s disease for weeks at a time.
APDM was created with co-founders Dr. Mateo Aboy and Andrew Greenberg to meet this need and provide this technology to other researchers. The company name, APDM, was chosen based on this initial inspiration and application. It stands for Ambulatory Parkinson’s Disease Monitoring.
Today, applications for APDM technology include gait and balance analysis, fall risk, kinematics, continuous at-home recording, and more.