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2018

Wearables for gait and balance assessment in the neurological ward - study...

Deficits in gait and balance are common among neurological inpatients. Currently, assessment of these patients is mainly subjective. New assessment options using wearables may provide complementary and more objective information. In this prospective cross-sectional feasibility study performed over...
London: Springer Nature Publishing AG, 2018
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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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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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2017

Gait Is Associated with Cognitive Flexibility: A Dual-Tasking Study in...

Objectives: To analyze which gait parameters are primarily influenced by cognitive flexibility, and whether such an effect depends on the walking condition used. Design: Cross-sectional analysis. Setting: Tübingen evaluation of Risk factors for Early detection of Neurodegenerative Disorders. Participants:...
Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA, 2017
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2017

No relevant association of kinematic gait parameters with Health-related...

BACKGROUND Health-related Quality of Life (HrQoL) is probably the most important outcome parameter for the evaluation and management of chronic diseases. As this parameter is subjective and prone to bias, there is an urgent need to identify objective surrogate markers. Gait velocity has been shown to...
San Francisco: PloS one, 2017
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2017

Dual-Task Performance in GBA Parkinson’s Disease

INTRODUCTION Parkinson's disease patients carrying a heterozygous mutation in the geneglucocerebrosidase(GBA-PD) show faster motor and cognitive decline than idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD) patients, but the mechanisms behind this observation are not well understood. Successful dual tasking (DT)...
London: Hindawi, 2017
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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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2017

Corrigendum: White Matter Changes-Related Gait and Executive Function Deficits:...

[This corrects the article on p. 213 in vol. 9, PMID: 28713264.].
Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA, 2017
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2017

White Matter Changes-Related Gait and Executive Function Deficits: Associations...

Background: White matter changes (WMC) are a common finding among older adults and patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), and have been associated with, e.g., gait deficits and executive dysfunction. How the factors age and PD influence WMC-related deficits is, to our best knowledge, not investigated...
Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA, 2017
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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
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2015

Association between vestibulo-ocular reflex suppression, balance, gait,...

BACKGROUND Falls frequency increases with age and particularly in neurogeriatric cohorts. The interplay between eye movements and locomotion may contribute substantially to the occurrence of falls, but is hardly investigated. This paper provides an overview of current approaches to simultaneously measure...
London: BioMed Central, 2015
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2015

Quantitative home-based assessment of Parkinson’s symptoms: The SENSE-PARK...

BACKGROUND Currently, assessment of symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease is mainly performed in the clinic. However, these assessments have limitations because they provide only a snapshot of the condition. METHODS The feasibility and usability of an objective, continuous and relatively unobtrusive...
London: BioMed Central, 2015
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2014

Instrumented Functional Reach Test Differentiates Individuals at High Risk...

The functional reach (FR) test as a complex measure of balance including limits of stability has been proven to differentiate between patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and controls (CO). Recently, it has been shown that the instrumentation of the FR (iFR) with a wearable sensor may increase this...
Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA, 2014
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2012

TUG Test Instrumentation for Parkinson’s disease patients using Inertial...

The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test is a clinical tool widely used to evaluate balance and mobility, e.g. in Parkinson’s disease (PD). This test includes a sequence of functional activities, namely: sit-to-stand, 3-meters walk, 180° turning, walk back, and turn-to-sit. The work introduces a new method to...
Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012
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2011

Poor Trail Making Test Performance Is Directly Associated with Altered...

Background: Deterioration of executive functions in the elderly has been associated with impairments in walking performance. This may be caused by limited cognitive flexibility and working memory, but could also be caused by altered prioritization of simultaneously performed tasks. To disentangle these...
San Francisco: PloS one, 2011