APDM was founded in November of 2007 in Portland, Oregon. It began when Dr. James McNames began searching for a wearable, unobtrusive movement monitor capable of logging high bandwidth data from people with Parkinson’s disease for weeks at a time. No such device existed.

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 is an abbreviation for Ambulatory Parkinson’s Disease Monitoring. APDM has since broadened its focus to tracking movement in other movement disorder areas, such as Fall Risk, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington's Disease, Stroke, SCI, and mTBI. We have recently focused our efforts on high performance athletics.

APDM continues to deepen its roots in Portland, Oregon. It collaborates closely with scientists, faculty, and clinicians at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland State University (PSU), and Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT).