Shaking palsy, or tremors are one of the four cardinal symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Tremors are a quantifiable symptom that should be detected to understand the severity of tremors in a patient suffering from PD. The proposed project has developed a prototype that measures tremor acceleration for twenty-four hours and saves the average acceleration per hour values in a text file of a computer. The tremor acceleration data saved from a patient’s tremors is then sent to a healthcare provider for daily monitoring of the patient.
The tremor acceleration is measured using the accelerometer. The data from the accelerometer is processed by the Arduino board. The programming in the Arduino board is performed using C programming. The automatic emailer in the computer is programmed using Python programming language. On testing the prototype, the system demonstrated the capability to monitor tremors and transmit the data to the desired email address.
|Commitee:||Ary, James, Yeh, Hen-Geul|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Biomedical engineering, Electrical engineering, Bioinformatics|
|Keywords:||Automated email delievery, Parkinson's disease, Python programming, Sensors, Tremors, Wearable devices|
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