The drinking action of Parkinson's disease subjects.

  title={The drinking action of Parkinson's disease subjects.},
  author={K M Veronica Bennett and Mauro Marchetti and Renata de Oliveira Iovine and Umberto Castiello},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={118 ( Pt 4)},
Using the ELITE system, a kinematic analysis was performed of the upper limb drinking action of nine Parkinson's disease patients and nine control subjects. The aim was to use a natural task to investigate the reported Parkinson's disease dysfunction in the performance of simultaneous and sequential movements. Subjects were required to reach 28 cm, grasp a half-filled glass and then take a sip of water. Dysfunction for simultaneous movements was supported by the finding that, in both absolute… CONTINUE READING