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Automatic recognition of Parkinson's disease using surface electromyography during standardized gait tests.
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Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2013 Jul; 2013:5781-4
Authors: Patrick Kugler, Christian Jaremenko, Johannes Schlachetzki, Juergen Winkler, Jochen Klucken, Bjoern Eskofier
Diagnosis and severity staging of Parkinsons disease (PD) relies mainly on subjective clinical examination. To better monitor disease progression and therapy success in PD patients, new objective and rater independent parameters are required. Surface electromyography (EMG) during dynamic movements is one possible modality. However, EMG signals are often difficult to understand and interpret clinically. In this study pattern recognition was applied to find suitable parameters to differentiate PD patients from healthy controls.
PMID: 24111052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]