Quantitative Measurement of Bradykinesia in Parkinson's Disease using Commercially Available Leap Motion

Yusuf Özgür Çakmak, S. Can Ölçek, Burak Özsoy, Didem Gökçay

Abstract

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by the depletion of dopamine in the brain. Tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity and postural stability are the four major symptoms. Like other symptoms, bradykinesia causing unnatural stillness/slowness in motions affects the daily life of the patients. The levels of these symptoms are clinically assessed by a scoring system based on Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). However, UPDRS relies on the visual observations of physicians rather than a test based on quantitative measurements. This makes it not only difficulty to repeat but also subjective. Because of these two major disadvantages, researchers build custom devices for their studies. But this leads to the reliability issues and non-standard measurements. Thus, 24 PD patients were bilaterally UPDRS III (motor subsection) scored and recorded for finger motion (pinching) by using commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) product called Leap Motion. The various features extracted from recordings and UPDRS III scores were analyzed for correlation. After the analysis, a linear model was created to estimate UPDRS III score. The study revealed that Leap Motion, a COTS device, can be used to estimate bradykinesia of a patient with PD.

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Çakmak Y., Ölçek S., Özsoy B. and Gökçay D. (2018). Quantitative Measurement of Bradykinesia in Parkinson's Disease using Commercially Available Leap Motion.In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOSIGNALS, ISBN 978-989-758-279-0, pages 227-232. DOI: 10.5220/0006655402270232


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@conference{biosignals18,
author={Yusuf Özgür Çakmak and S. Can Ölçek and Burak Özsoy and Didem Gökçay},
title={Quantitative Measurement of Bradykinesia in Parkinson's Disease using Commercially Available Leap Motion},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOSIGNALS,},
year={2018},
pages={227-232},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006655402270232},
isbn={978-989-758-279-0},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOSIGNALS,
TI - Quantitative Measurement of Bradykinesia in Parkinson's Disease using Commercially Available Leap Motion
SN - 978-989-758-279-0
AU - Çakmak Y.
AU - Ölçek S.
AU - Özsoy B.
AU - Gökçay D.
PY - 2018
SP - 227
EP - 232
DO - 10.5220/0006655402270232