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Authors: Wellington C. Pinheiro ; Bruno E. Bittencourt ; Lucas B. Luiz ; Lucas A. Marcello ; Vinicius F. Antonio ; Paulo Henrique A. de Lira ; Ricardo G. Stolf and Maria Claudia F. Castro

Affiliation: University Center of FEI, Brazil

ISBN: 978-989-758-216-5

Keyword(s): Parkinson’s Disease, Tremor Suppression, Orthosis, Functional Electric Stimulation.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomedical Engineering ; Biomedical Equipment ; Biomedical Instruments and Devices ; Rehabilitation Technology

Abstract: Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects mostly elderly people. Approximately 2% of world population, over 60 years old, lives with PD. This pathology is recognized not only by motor symptoms such as tremor, postural gait and rigidity, but also, nonmotor symptoms as depression and sleep abnormalities may be developed as well. In Brazil, according to the Ministry of Health, 200,000 people face the challenge to develop day-by-day activities due to PD. More than just a disease causing motor disturbances, PD brings to patients uncertainties about their ability to take care of themselves independently. In this context, assistive technologies assume an important position in order to bring back life quality and self-trust to PD patients. This work aims to study techniques, develop hardware and software for a better approach in tremor suppression in order to bring back life quality to PD patients. This study approaches the problem of flexion/extension carpi radial is tremor suppression using two different strategies. The first is a mechanical suppression based on a servomotor opposing to tremor movement. The second strategy is a functional electrical stimulator. Both systems are triggered by electromyogram (EMG). (More)

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Pinheiro, W.; Bittencourt, B.; Luiz, L.; Marcello, L.; Antonio, V.; de Lira, P.; Stolf, R. and Castro, Maria Claudia F. (2017). Parkinson’s Disease Tremor Suppression - A Double Approach Study - Part 1.In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2017) ISBN 978-989-758-216-5, pages 149-155. DOI: 10.5220/0006152501490155

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author={Wellington C. Pinheiro. and Bruno E. Bittencourt. and Lucas B. Luiz. and Lucas A. Marcello. and Vinicius F. Antonio. and Paulo Henrique A. de Lira. and Ricardo G. Stolf. and Castro, Maria Claudia F.},
title={Parkinson’s Disease Tremor Suppression - A Double Approach Study - Part 1},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2017)},
year={2017},
pages={149-155},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006152501490155},
isbn={978-989-758-216-5},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2017)
TI - Parkinson’s Disease Tremor Suppression - A Double Approach Study - Part 1
SN - 978-989-758-216-5
AU - Pinheiro, W.
AU - Bittencourt, B.
AU - Luiz, L.
AU - Marcello, L.
AU - Antonio, V.
AU - de Lira, P.
AU - Stolf, R.
AU - Castro, Maria Claudia F.
PY - 2017
SP - 149
EP - 155
DO - 10.5220/0006152501490155

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