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Effect of Parkinsonism on proximal unstructured movement captured by inertial sensors

conference contribution
posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by Thi My Dung Phan, Malcolm Horne, Pubudu PathiranaPubudu Pathirana, Parisa Farzanehfar
In this study, we endeavor to measure characteristic movements of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Our eventual aim is to obtain the severity of these exhibited movements entirely based on measurements conducted in un-clinical environments. Indeed, we investigate the feasibility of capturing such un-structured movements using wearable sensors. In particular, as Bradykinesia and axial Bradykinesia are vital characteristics yet challenging to measure, we design a test system of Inertial Measurement (IM) based wearable sensors in order to capture the affected movements of the back. The study evaluated the characteristics of PD patients during the unstructured activities. Our analysis captured back flexibility based on frequency information of the sensors attached to the human back. Satisfactory classification in each test confirms that this testing system can identify as well as evaluate PD patients using a minimal number of sensors during these unstructured movements. Our objective is to enhance the uptake and promote the use of wearable sensors in longer-term monitoring scenarios relevant to non-clinical environments. Thus, we envisage clinicians monitoring the progress due to the treatment of patients residing in their homes assisted by sensors with enhanced wearability.

History

Event

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference (40th : 2018 : Honolulu, Hawaii)

Series

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference

Pagination

5507 - 5510

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

Start date

2018-07-18

End date

2018-07-21

ISSN

1557-170X

eISSN

1558-4615

ISBN-13

9781538636466

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2018, IEEE

Editor/Contributor(s)

[Unknown]

Title of proceedings

EMBC 2018 : Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual International Conference