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Tools For Long-Term Tremor Quantification
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Signal Processing. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, ACCESS Linnaeus Centre.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Parkinson's disease is expressed in many different ways in the human body. Unfortunately there are groups of patients diagnosed with Parkinson's who do not obtain the full effect of their medication or get problematic side effects from their drugs. Early cases of the disease show symptoms that could be caused by a multitude of different disorders which for a neurologist becomes very difficult to diagnose. The potential of using accelerometer and/or gyroscope sensors for long-term monitoring of tremor has been investigated in this thesis. A method has been developed for analyzing and visualizing hand tremor intensity over long periods of time. In addition the results have been compared to the patients' medical intake as well as their own experience of their symptoms during the recordings. We have found that one of the methods implemented in this thesis shows a high potency in long-term tremor quantification. Results from three eight-hour patient recordings displays a correspondence to the patients own experience of his movement disability. Moreover there is a weak but promising relation to the medication intake in the curves.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EES Examensarbete / Master Thesis, XR-EE-SB 2013:005
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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Telecommunications
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-128942OAI: diva2:648998
Subject / course
Telecommunication Systems
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Available from: 2013-11-06 Created: 2013-09-17 Last updated: 2013-11-06Bibliographically approved

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