Effect of Parkinsonism on Proximal Unstructured Movement Captured by Inertial Sensors.
Dung Phan, Malcolm Horne, Pubudu N Pathirana, Parisa Farzanehfar
Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc | Published : 2018
In this study, we endeavour 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 ca..View full abstract