Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Wouter Speybrouck; Jonas Standaert , pp. 78. ING/School of Engineering, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Wouter Speybrouck, Jonas Standaert,
Titel / Title: Implementing real-time step detection algorithm in EyesWeb environment
Abstrakt Abstract:

Many methods are used for measuring and defining the presence of Parkinson's disease. One important aspect of the disease is gait disturbance, which can be discovered in the early stages of the disease. This disturbance can be measured using three dimensional accelerometers, which are present in the Shimmer device. These devices are light weighted wireless sensor nodes which can be easily mounted on the patient's limbs. Data captured by the device can be streamed to a computer for real-time processing. The Matlab algorithms for step detection are converted to C++ code so they can be used in the EyesWeb environment. Whereas Matlab code can only serve post-processing, the Shimmer's Bluetooth datastream can now be processed in real-time, since the EyesWeb environment supports real-time execution. Hence the Visual Studio environment is needed to design the algorithms into C++ based EyesWeb blocks. This real-time detection algorithm can be applied easily in small and inexpensive lab environments to calculate and obtain the Parkinson's disease severity parameters. Hereby conclusions can be made to prevent the progress of the disease and to treat Parkinson's disorder in early stages.

Ämnesord / Subject: Signalbehandling - Signal Processing

Nyckelord / Keywords: Shimmer, Parkinson's disease, Gait analysis, C++, EyesWeb

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8j3nug
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram Elektroteknik/Masters programme Electrotechnology
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/22/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Dr. Jörgen Nordberg
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: bth2011 standaert.pdf (1984 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)