What Indian Ocean Row revealed about Parkinson’s

Robin Buttery, who has Parkinson’s, rowed 3,600 nautical miles across the Indian Ocean from Australia to Mauritius. The row took 71 days, and Oxford Brookes University’s Centre for Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences (MOReS) team – led by Professor Helen Dawes – monitored Robin’s motor skills before, during and after the row.

In this video, Helen talks about her research and what the Indian Ocean row revealed about Parkinson’s.

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