Journal article

Quantification of Axial Abnormality Due to Cerebellar Ataxia with Inertial Measurements

Nguyen Nhan, Phan Dung, Pubudu N Pathirana, Malcolm Horne, Laura Power, David Szmulewicz

SENSORS | MDPI | Published : 2018

Abstract

Cerebellar Ataxia (CA) leads to deficiencies in muscle movement and lack of coordination that is often manifested as gait and balance disabilities. Conventional CA clinical assessments are subjective, cumbersome and provide less insight into the functional capabilities of patients. This cross-sectional study investigates the use of wearable inertial sensors strategically positioned on the front-chest and upper-back locations during the Romberg and Trunk tests for objective assessment of human postural balance due to CA. The primary aim of this paper is to quantify the performance of postural stability of 34 patients diagnosed with CA and 22 healthy subjects as controls. Several forms of entr..

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