Fighting Parkinson’s with The Michael J. Fox Foundation


Long Island University is teaming up with The Michael J. Fox Foundation to develop a revolutionary app that would help improve speech intelligibility for individuals suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The “Understand Me for Life” app aims to help speakers with Parkinson’s disease monitor changes in their speech intelligibility over time, improving their ability to effectively communicate and foster their independence during their treatment. Dr. Gemma Moya-Galé, assistant professor in LIU’s department of communication sciences and disorders, is serving as the principal investigator for the three-year project.