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BACKGROUND Patients with severe idiopathic Parkinson's disease experience motor fluctuations, which are often difficult to control. Accurate mapping of such motor fluctuations could help improve patients' treatment. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to focus on developing and validating an automatic detector of motor fluctuations. The device is(More)
Freezing of gait (FOG) is a common motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD), which presents itself as an inability to initiate or continue gait. This paper presents a method to monitor FOG episodes based only on acceleration measurements obtained from a waist-worn device. Three approximations of this method are tested. Initially, FOG is directly detected(More)
This paper presents REMPARK system, a novel approach to deal with Parkinson's Disease (PD). REMPARK system comprises two closed loops of actuation onto PD. The first loop consists in a wearable system that, based on a belt-worn movement sensor, detects movement alterations that activate an auditory cueing system controlled by a smartphone in order to(More)
Human movement analysis is a field of wide interest since it enables the assessment of a large variety of variables related to quality of life. Human movement can be accurately evaluated through Inertial Measurement Units (IMU), which are wearable and comfortable devices with long battery life. The IMU's movement signals might be, on the one hand, stored in(More)
This paper presents the design and methodology used to create a heterogeneous database for knowledge movement extraction in Parkinson's Disease. This database is being constructed as part of REM-PARK project and is composed of movement measurements acquired from inertial sensors, standard medical scales as Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, and other(More)