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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
This work was supported by the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the National Health and Medical Research Council (GNT1101304 and APP1129595).