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Parkinson's disease represents a chronic movement disorder, which is generally proportionally to age. The status of Parkinson's disease is traditionally classified through ordinal scale strategies, such as the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. However, the application of the ordinal scale strategy inherently requires highly specialized and limited(More)
The capacity to quantify and evaluate gait beyond the general confines of a clinical environment under effectively autonomous conditions may alleviate rampant strain on limited and highly specialized medical resources. An iPhone consists of a three dimensional accelerometer subsystem with highly robust and scalable software applications. With the synthesis(More)
Smartphones and portable media devices are both equipped with sensor components, such as accelerometers. A software application enables these devices to function as a robust wireless accelerometer platform. The recorded accelerometer waveform can be transmitted wireless as an e-mail attachment through connectivity to the Internet. The implication of such(More)
The synergy of gait analysis tools with machine learning enables the capacity to classify disparity existing in hemiplegic gait. Hemiplegic gait is characterized by an affected leg and unaffected leg, which can be quantified by the measurement of a force plate. The characteristic features of the force plate recording for gait consist of a two local maxima(More)
Virtual proprioception is a novel device for providing near autonomous biofeedback of hemiparetic gait disparity in real time. With virtual proprioception a user may modify gait dynamics to develop a more suitable gait in tandem with real time feedback. Accelerometers are fundamental to the operation of the device, and a thorough consideration of the(More)
The capability to quantify gait characteristics through a wireless accelerometer iPod application in an effectively autonomous environment may alleviate the progressive strain on highly specific medical resources. The iPod consists of the inherent attributes imperative for robust gait quantification, such as a three dimensional accelerometer, data storage,(More)
The characteristics of the patellar tendon reflex provide fundamental insight regarding the diagnosis of neurological status. Based on the features of the tendon reflex response, a clinician may establish preliminary perspective regarding the global condition of the nervous system. Current techniques for quantifying the observations of the reflex response(More)
Parkinson's disease is a growing medical concern as societies, such as the United States of America, become progressively aged. Therapy strategies exist for the amelioration of Parkin-son's disease symptoms, and the quantification of attributes, such as hand tremor, can provide valuable feedback. Wearable and wireless ac-celerometer systems for monitoring(More)
The patellar tendon reflex constitutes a fundamental aspect of the conventional neurological evaluation. Dysfunctional characteristics of the reflex response can augment the diagnostic acuity of a clinician for subsequent referral to more advanced medical resources. The capacity to quantify the reflex response while alleviating the growing strain on(More)
With the prevalence of traumatic brain injury and associated motor function impairment, an advance in the capacity to measure the efficacy of a rehabilitation strategy is a topic of considerable interest. For example, the development of a rehabilitation system that can quantify the efficacy to an ankle dorsiflexion therapy prescription would be beneficial.(More)