It is proposed a wearable sensing system based on Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) for the long-Time detection of specific human motion disorders. The system uses a single sensor positioned on the head, close to the ear. The system recognizes noticeable gait features as irregular steps and the gait block (freezing of gait). Respect to other positions on the body, the headset has the maximum sensitivity to the trunk oscillations which patients make to get out of the block, increasing dramatically the risk of falls. The ...
10 Aug 2015
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.