Parkinson disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorders characterized by motor and non-motor impairments. Since the quality of life of PD patients becomes poor while pathology develops, it is imperative to improve the identification of personalized rehabilitation and treatments approaches based on the level of the neurodegeneration process. Objective and precise assessment of the severity of the pathology is crucial to identify the most appropriate treatments. In this context, this paper proposes a wearable system able to measure the motor performance of PD subjects. Two inertial devices were used to capture the motion of the lower and upper limbs respectively, while performing six motor tasks. Forty-one kinematic features were extracted from the inertial signals to describe the performance of each subjects. Three unsupervised learning algorithms (k-Means, Self-organizing maps (SOM) and hierarchical clustering) were applied with a blind approach to group the motor performance. The results show that SOM was the best classifier since it reached accuracy equal to 0.950 to group the instances in two classes (mild vs advanced), and 0.817 considering three classes (mild vs moderate vs severe). Therefore, this system enabled objective assessment of the PD severity through motion analysis, allowing the evaluation of residual motor capabilities and fostering personalized paths for PD rehabilitation and assistance.

Fine motor assessment with unsupervised learning for personalized rehabilitation in Parkinson Disease / Rovini, E; Fiorini, L; Esposito, D; Maremmani, C; Cavallo, F. - CD-ROM. - (2019), pp. 1167-1172. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2019.

Fine motor assessment with unsupervised learning for personalized rehabilitation in Parkinson Disease

Rovini, E;Fiorini, L;Maremmani, C;Cavallo, F
2019

Abstract

Parkinson disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorders characterized by motor and non-motor impairments. Since the quality of life of PD patients becomes poor while pathology develops, it is imperative to improve the identification of personalized rehabilitation and treatments approaches based on the level of the neurodegeneration process. Objective and precise assessment of the severity of the pathology is crucial to identify the most appropriate treatments. In this context, this paper proposes a wearable system able to measure the motor performance of PD subjects. Two inertial devices were used to capture the motion of the lower and upper limbs respectively, while performing six motor tasks. Forty-one kinematic features were extracted from the inertial signals to describe the performance of each subjects. Three unsupervised learning algorithms (k-Means, Self-organizing maps (SOM) and hierarchical clustering) were applied with a blind approach to group the motor performance. The results show that SOM was the best classifier since it reached accuracy equal to 0.950 to group the instances in two classes (mild vs advanced), and 0.817 considering three classes (mild vs moderate vs severe). Therefore, this system enabled objective assessment of the PD severity through motion analysis, allowing the evaluation of residual motor capabilities and fostering personalized paths for PD rehabilitation and assistance.
IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
16th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2019
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Rovini, E; Fiorini, L; Esposito, D; Maremmani, C; Cavallo, F
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