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Quantitative Assessment of Cerebella Ataxia through Automated Upper Limb Functional Tests

Ragil Krishna, Pubudu N Pathirana, Malcolm Horne, Laura Power, David Szmulewicz, K Mao (ed.), X Jiang (ed.)

TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS, 2019 | SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING | Published : 2019

Abstract

Neurological disorders typically exhibit movement disabilities and disorders such as cerebellar ataxia (CA) can cause coordination inaccuracies often manifested as disabilities associated with gait, balance and speech. Since the severity assessment of the disorder is based on the expert clinical opinion, it is likely to be subjective. Automated versions of two upper limb tests: Finger to Nose test (FNT) and Diadochokinesia (DDK) test are investigated in this paper. Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) (BioKinTM) are employed to capture the disability by measuring limb movements. Translational and rotational accelerations considered as kinematic parameters provided the features relevant to charac..

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Grants

Awarded by Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) GNT1101304 and APP1129595.