Alcimar Soares

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One of the major difficulties faced by those who are fitted with prosthetic devices is the great mental effort needed during the first stages of training. When working with myoelectric prosthesis, that effort increases dramatically. In this sense, the authors decided to devise a mechanism to help patients during the learning stages, without actually having(More)
Tremor is the most common movement disorder and differs from other disorders by its repetitive, stereotyped movements, with regular frequency and amplitude. The three most frequent pathological forms of it are the essential tremor (ET), the Parkinson's disease (PD) tremor, and the enhanced physiological tremor. The ET and PD tremor affect the older(More)
Computer-based training systems have been widely studied in the field of human rehabilitation. In health applications, Virtual Reality presents itself as an appropriate tool to simulate training environments without exposing the patients to risks. In particular, virtual prosthetic devices have been used to reduce the great mental effort needed by patients(More)
Differential Evolution (DE) is a tool for efficient optimisation, and it belongs to the class of evolutionary algorithms, which include Evolution Strategies and Genetic Algorithms. DE algorithms work well when the population covers the entire search space, and they have shown to be effective on a large range of classical optimisation problems. However, an(More)
Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) have been successfully applied to different modelling and classification problems from different areas over the recent years. Ann important step in using HMMs is the initialisation of the parameters of the model as the subsequent learning of HMM's parameters will be dependent on these values. This initialisation should take into(More)
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