Jochen Klucken, M.D.

Wearables for Patients with Parkinson´s Disease

Professor Klucken is Senior Physician and Vice Head, Movement Disorder Unit, Department of Molecular Neurology, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany.

From 2000 until 2007, he specialized in neurology, received his research training at the University of Regensburg, and at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, and finished his Habilitation thesis in neuroscience in 2009 on basic research aspects of neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease. In 2004, he started translational research projects applying sensor-based motion detection in movement disorders. Since 2008, he leads as the Principal Investigator at the Department of Molecular Neurology (Head Prof. Dr. Jürgen Winkler), a translational research group on sensor-based movement analysis in Movement Disorders. Professor Klucken’s clinical and scientific focus is on movement disorders, particularly Parkinson’s disease; automated motion analysis in Parkinson’s disease; integration of mobile Health Care Technologies into patient care concepts; and the cell biology of neurodegeneration.

In 2015 he initiated the taskforce “Sensor-based movement analysis” from the German Parkinson’s Society and is member of the international task force Technology of the Movement Disorder Society. He was awarded the Bavarian innovation prize for “Health telematics” in 2015 and the Medical‐technical prize Erlangen for “Embedded gait analysis” in 2014.