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WiiPD — An Approach for the Objective Home Assessment of Parkinson's Disease

Synnott, Jonathan, Chen, Liming, Nugent, Chris D. and Moore, George (2011) WiiPD — An Approach for the Objective Home Assessment of Parkinson's Disease. In: the 33rd International IEEE Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Computer Society. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090666


This paper introduces WiiPD, an approach to home-based objective assessment of Parkinson's disease. WiiPD aims to make use of the many capabilities of the Nintendo Wii Remote in combination with a number of bespoke data gathering methods to provide a rich and engaging user experience that can capture a wide range of motor and non-motor metrics. In this paper we discuss the architecture of the approach, and provide details of the implementation and testing of the motor-assessment component of the system. Initial results of testing on 6 users indicate that the system is able to differentiate between normal and abnormal motor performance, suggesting that the system has the potential to monitor the motor fluctuations associated with Parkinson's disease.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:21160
Deposited By: Dr Liming Chen
Deposited On:06 Mar 2012 11:24
Last Modified:06 Mar 2012 11:24

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