Laura Contin

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Tektronix Inc., Beaverton, Oregon; Communications Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada; National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland; U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, Colorado; Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Rome, Italy; KPN Research, Leidschendam, Netherlands; CCETT/CNET, Sévigné Cedex, France; Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni,(More)
In this paper, by characterizing the Leg Agility (LA) task, which contributes to the evaluation of the degree of severity of the Parkinson's Disease (PD), through kinematic variables (including the angular amplitude and speed of thighs' motion), we investigate the link between these variables and Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) scores. Our(More)
In this study, we first characterize the sit-to-stand (S2S) task, which contributes to the evaluation of the degree of severity of the Parkinson's disease (PD), through kinematic features, which are then linked to the Unified Parkinson's disease rating scale (UPDRS) scores. We propose to use a single body-worn wireless inertial node placed on the chest of a(More)
Recently, we have proposed a body-sensor-network-based approach, composed of a few body-worn wireless inertial nodes, for automatic assignment of Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) scores in the following tasks: Leg agility (LA), Sit-to-Stand (S2S), and Gait (G). Unlike our previous works and the majority of the published studies, where UPDRS(More)
The analysis and assessment of motor tasks, such as gait, can provide important information on the progress of neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD). In this paper, we design a Boby Sensor Network (BSN)-based system for the characterization of gait in Parkinsonians through the extraction of kinematic features, in both time and frequency(More)
Hippo therapy, also known as equestrian rehabilitation, makes use of the physical interactions between the riding patient and the horse movements, by inducing the patient's trunk to became receptive and responsive to solicitations and consequently improving his postural control and his muscular tone. Evidences of therapy effectiveness have been assessed in(More)
In this paper, by characterizing the leg agility (LA) task, which contributes to the evaluation of the degree of severity of the Parkinson's disease (PD), through kinematic variables (including the angular amplitude and speed of thighs' motion), we investigate the link between these variables and unified Parkinson's disease rating scale (UPDRS) scores. Our(More)