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AIMS/HYPOTHESIS Gait characteristics and balance are altered in diabetic patients. Little is known about possible treatment strategies. This study evaluates the effect of a specific training programme on gait and balance of diabetic patients. METHODS This was a randomised controlled trial (n=71) with an intervention (n=35) and control group (n=36). The(More)
Signature identification and verification has been a topic of interest and importance for many years in the area of biometrics. In this paper we present an effective method to perform off-line signature verification and identification. To commence the process, the signature's contour is first determined from its binary representation. Unique structural(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To measure the Timed Up and Go (TUG), imagined TUG (iTUG), and the difference of time between these two tests (delta time) in 20 patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and 20 healthy age-matched controls and to examine whether an association with cognitive functions, motor impairment, and behavioral changes can be(More)
OBJECTIVES Gait and cognitive disorders are frequently reported in patients with multiple sclerosis, leading to decreased quality of live. The objective of this prospective study was to examine the impact of four specific cognitive tasks on gait in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) with low disability. METHODS The mean±standard(More)
Gait disturbances found in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) are unspecific to the diagnosis and commonly occur in neurodegenerative or vascular conditions (iNPH-like conditions). This current retrospective pre-post intervention study aims to determine whether changes in quantitative gait parameters during dual task condition(More)
BACKGROUND   Gait disorders in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) share similar characteristics found in pathologies presenting with higher-level gait disorders that have been specifically associated with gait changes during walking while simultaneously performing an attention-demanding task (i.e. dual tasking). The current study(More)
Signatures continue to be an important biometric for authenticating the identity of human beings. This paper presents an effective method to perform off-line signature verification using unique structural features extracted from the signature's contour. A novel combination of the modified direction feature (MDF) and additional distinguishing features such(More)
The signature verification system is always the most sought after biometric verification system. Being a behavioral biometric trait which can be imitated, the researcher faces a challenge in designing such a system to counter intrapersonal and interpersonal variations. This papers presents DWT based Off-line Signature Verification using Angular Features(More)
Great importance has been placed on the development of gait classification in cerebral palsy (CP) to assist clinicians. Nevertheless, gait classification is challenging within this group because the data is characterized by a high-dimensionality and a high-variability. Thus, the aim of this study was to analyze without a priori, a database of clinical gait(More)
BACKGROUND Given the complexity of the gait of patients with knee osteoarthritis, a multiple correspondence analysis may be helpful to optimise the extraction of relevant gait and clinical information. Therefore, the aims of this study are to identify the main associations with clinical and gait biomechanical parameters and to evaluate whether there are(More)