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December 27, 2022 @ 2:59 PM

In PARS, there are many places you will see "GGHA Average" or a variation of it.  It stands for Group, Gender, Height, and Age.  As the population of PARS Boxers grows, we will be able to filter the database in real time so comparative results are more relevant.    

Within the PARS world, there are several tests where a Boxer's Parkinson's Group (Level), or their gender, or their height or their age impact their performance.  PARS is designed to be used as an individual boxer point-in-time assessment tool and generally we don't compare them against another boxer.  It is not a competition.  However, a boxer may want to know how they are doing when compared with other boxers ......

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December 23, 2022 @ 2:57 PM

In the beginning, 16 years ago, Rock Steady Boxing adopted the FAB, TUG and S2S as its default assessment tools.  Good choices since they were accepted by the medical community world-wide and it would be easy to train RSB coaches without medical backgrounds to administer them.  Instant credibility.  They have served Rock Steady well.  There may be as many as 100,000 intake assessments in manila folders in Rock Steady gyms all over the country!  I know that although I currently have about 50 active boxers, I have administered several hundred assessments in my 5 years as a Rock Steady affiliate.

It has become apparent that a new approach to assessing the improvements or declines in people with Parkinson's, ......

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December 8, 2022 @ 1:17 PM

PARS has been in development for 3 years with no budget and little professional development support.  Starting with students from a local college, we eventually hired a development firm to complete the project.  The result is 2 years late and 4 times over budget.  We had a great working prototype that was not ready for commercial release.  Reliability and performance problems persisted and the underlying technology and code was never going to meet our client's expectations.

BwP’s PARS 3.0 is being rewritten as a Progressive Web App.  A PWA.  Progressive Web Apps provide similar functionalities and user interface as native apps, but we only need to build and maintain one version of the app to run......

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