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2018

Validation of a Lower Back “Wearable”-Based Sit-to-Stand and Stand-to-Sit...

Introduction: Impaired sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit movements (postural transitions, PTs) in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and older adults (OA) are associated with risk of falling and reduced quality of life. Inertial measurement units (IMUs, also called “wearables”) are powerful tools...
Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA, 2018
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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
2018

Arm swing asymmetry in overground walking.

Treadmill experiments suggest that left-dominant arm swing is common in healthy walking adults and is modulated by cognitive dual-tasking. Little is known about arm swing asymmetry in overground walking. We report directional (dASI) and non-directional arm swing symmetry indices (ndASI) from 334 adults...
London: Springer Nature Publishing AG, 2018
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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
2018

Effect of Fear of Falling on Turning Performance in Parkinson's Disease...

Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative movement disorder associated with gait and balance problems and a substantially increased risk of falling. Falls occur often during complex movements, such as turns. Both fear of falling (FOF) and previous falls are relevant risk factors for...
Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA, 2018
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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
2017

Associations between Early Markers of Parkinson's Disease and Sarcopenia

Introduction: Sarcopenia and Parkinson's disease (PD) are both common age-related syndromes, and there is preliminary evidence that the probability of the co-occurrence of these syndromes within one individual is higher than expected. However, it is unclear to date whether one of the syndromes induces...
Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA, 2017
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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
2017

Algorithm for Turning Detection and Analysis Validated under Home-Like...

INTRODUCTION Aging and age-associated disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) are often associated with turning difficulties, which can lead to falls and fractures. Valid assessment of turning and turning deficits specifically in non-standardized environments may foster specific treatment and prevention...
Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA, 2017
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2017

Validation of a Step Detection Algorithm during Straight Walking and Turning...

INTRODUCTION Inertial measurement units (IMUs) positioned on various body locations allow detailed gait analysis even under unconstrained conditions. From a medical perspective, the assessment of vulnerable populations is of particular relevance, especially in the daily-life environment. Gait analysis...
Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA, 2017