Early Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease using a Smartphone

Abstract

Diagnosing Parkinson's disease (PD) is often difficult, especially in its early stages. It has been estimated that nearly 40% of people with the disease may not be diagnosed. Traditionally, the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease often requires a doctor to observe the patient over time to recognize signs of rigidity. In this work, we propose a PDR-based method to continuously monitor and record the patient’s gait characteristics using a smart-phone. Our tool could be useful in providing an early warning to the PD patient to seek medical assistance and help the doctor diagnose the disease earlier.

Citation

Kun-chan Lan, Wen-Yuah Shih, "Early Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease using a Smartphone" IET Intelligent Transport Systems, Available online: 27 June 2014.

Bitex

@ARTICLE{lan2014: ,
AUTHOR = {Kun-Chan Lan, Wen-Yuah Shih},
TITLE = {Early Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease using a Smartphone},
BOOKTITLE = {Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing},
MONTH = {June},
YEAR = {2014}
}

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