A PC based method for clinical evaluation of saccadic eye movements

D. Zambarbieri, G. Beltrami, M. Versino

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Abstract

A program is presented which computes saccade parameters and evaluates the amplitude/duration and amplitude/peak velocity relationships, the latency, and precision and symmetry as a function of target offset. Based on statistical methods, it gives a judgement of normality. Data were collected from a population of 76 normal subjects whose ages ranged from 10 to 80 years. Subjects were divided, according to their age, into 7 groups. Several statistical methods were used to find the most significant method to be used for patient comparison. Once the statistical method was tested on patients, an automatic computer program was developed which, based on these statistical methods, gives the examiner the results of the comparison in a simple, comprehensive way that can be easily understood, even by people not familiar with statistical problems. The program is implemented on a MS-DOS personal computer equipped with an input/output device for online acquisition of eye movements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages377-378
Number of pages2
Volume13
Editionpt 1
ISBN (Print)0780302168
Publication statusPublished - 1991
EventProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Oct 31 1991Nov 3 1991

Other

OtherProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period10/31/9111/3/91

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Zambarbieri, D., Beltrami, G., & Versino, M. (1991). A PC based method for clinical evaluation of saccadic eye movements. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 1 ed., Vol. 13, pp. 377-378). Publ by IEEE.