Wireless devices to restart walking during an episode of FOG on patients with Parkinson's disease

C. Punin, B. Barzallo, M. Huerta, A. Bermeo, M. Bravo, C. Llumiguano

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Resumen

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and degenerative disorder of body movement, affecting people between the ages of 50 and 60. Freezing of Gait (FOG) is a symptom of the advanced stage of PD, associated with gait disorders with prominent risk falls; these drops cause stress, pain and are the main cause of death by injury. In this research, was developed a hardware-based wireless system non-invasive for the acquisition of real-time data from PD patients presenting with FOG episodes to stimulate walking progression, prevent falls, and improve patients' lifestyles. This was achieved by placing a stimulator device near the posterior tibial nerve of the lower extremities. The patients' gait is automatically detected by a three-axis accelerometer coupled to an inertial measurement unit (IMU). To make the data is raised three typical scenarios of occurrence of FOG: walk in a straight line, turns of 180 degrees, up and down steps, the data will be read and stored in a processor and transmitted to the smartphone via Bluetooth. Detected the FOG, generates a signal that produces vibratory stimulation, helping to break the FOG or avoiding it. The features of the devices are: use of surface sensors, low cost, portable, easy use and lightweight, in addition, a smartphone is used for monitoring and processing. For the validation of the system was done analytically based on specificity, sensitivity and effectiveness.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada2017 IEEE 2nd Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017
EditorialInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Páginas1-6
Número de páginas6
ISBN (versión digital)9781538638941
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 4 ene 2018
Evento2nd IEEE Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017 - Salinas, Ecuador
Duración: 16 oct 201720 oct 2017

Serie de la publicación

Nombre2017 IEEE 2nd Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017
Volumen2017-January

Conferencia

Conferencia2nd IEEE Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017
PaísEcuador
CiudadSalinas
Período16/10/1720/10/17

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