Feasibility Study of a Wearable System Based on a Wireless Body Area Network for Gait Assessment in Parkinson's Disease Patients

@inproceedings{Cancela2014FeasibilitySO,
  title={Feasibility Study of a Wearable System Based on a Wireless Body Area Network for Gait Assessment in Parkinson's Disease Patients},
  author={Jorge Cancela and Matteo Pastorino and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Arredondo and Konstantina S. Nikita and Federico Villagra and Mar{\'i}a A. Pastor},
  booktitle={Sensors},
  year={2014}
}
Parkinson's disease (PD) alters the motor performance of affected individuals. The dopaminergic denervation of the striatum, due to substantia nigra neuronal loss, compromises the speed, the automatism and smoothness of movements of PD patients. The development of a reliable tool for long-term monitoring of PD symptoms would allow the accurate assessment of the clinical status during the different PD stages and the evaluation of motor complications. Furthermore, it would be very useful both for… CONTINUE READING

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