On the characterization of leg agility in patients with Parkinson's Disease

Matteo Giuberti, Gianluigi Ferrari, Laura Contin, Veronica Cimolin, Nicola Cau, Manuela Galli, Corrado Azzaro, Giovanni Albani, Alessandro Mauro

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Abstract

In this paper, we focus on the characterization of the Leg Agility (LA) task, which contributes to the evaluation of the degree of severity of the Parkinson's Disease (PD) through semiquantitative evaluation scales, such as the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). By extracting relevant kinematic variables, such as the angular amplitude and speed of thighs' motion, we analyze, in a comparative way, the results obtained when a healthy subject and a PD patient perform the LA task. Our investigation relies on the use of wireless inertial systems, whose accuracy is confirmed by direct comparison with optoelectronic systems. Although preliminary, the proposed analysis allows to derive significant insights in possible approaches to accurately evaluate the degree of severity of PD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2013 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: May 6 2013May 9 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2013
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period5/6/135/9/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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