Julien Stamatakis

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Gait disturbances represent a therapeutic challenge in Parkinson's disease (PD). To further investigate their underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, we compared brain activation related to mental imagery of gait between 15 PD patients and 15 age-matched controls using a block-design functional MRI experiment. On average, patients showed altered(More)
An original signal processing algorithm is presented to automatically extract, on a stride-by-stride basis, four consecutive fundamental events of walking, heel strike (HS), toe strike (TS), heel-off (HO), and toe-off (TO), from wireless accelerometers applied to the right and left foot. First, the signals recorded from heel and toe three-axis(More)
The motor clinical hallmarks of Parkinson's disease (PD) are usually quantified by physicians using validated clinimetric scales such as the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS). However, clinical ratings are prone to subjectivity and inter-rater variability. The PD medical community is therefore looking for a simple, inexpensive, and(More)
The clinical hallmarks of Parkinson's disease (PD) are movement poverty and slowness (i.e. bradykinesia), muscle rigidity, limb tremor or gait disturbances. Parkinson's gait includes slowness, shuffling, short steps, freezing of gait (FoG) and/or asymmetries in gait. There are currently no validated clinical instruments or device that allow a full(More)
Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disabilities in developed countries. 73 to 88% of stroke survivors have altered upper limb function. Currently, these impairments are assessed by clinical tests or via kinematic analysis using expensive commercial visual tracking systems. This paper proposes an hybrid alternative to these costly systems. The tool(More)
Safe Community Awareness and Alerting Network (SCALE) is a community government/academic/industry partnership effort that aims to deploy, actuate and evaluate techniques to support multiple heterogeneous IoT technologies in real world communities. SCALE2, an extension of SCALE, engages a multi-tier and multi-network approach to drive data flow from IoT(More)
The clinical hallmarks of Parkinson's disease (PD) are movement poverty and slowness (i.e. bradykinesia), muscle rigidity and limb tremor. The physicians usually quantify these motor disturbances by assigning a severity score according to validated but time-consuming clinical scales such as the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) - part III.(More)
All patients from an unselected population admitted with acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage to a District General Hospital (DGH) were studied prospectively over one year. Before the study period a management policy was agreed between physicians and surgeons. One-hundred-and-nine patients were admitted. Sixty-eight per cent were over 60 and 17%(More)