Parkinson’s disease

Special Section: Enabling Technologies for Parkinson’s Disease Management

Special Section: Enabling Technologies for Parkinson’s Disease Management 170 177 Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI)

Parkinson’s disease is the most common neurological movement disorder, with a prevalence of up to 2% in the elderly. The new research published in this Special issue represents the edge…

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Prediction of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s from Physiological Wearables: An Exploratory Study

Author(s): Sinziana Mazilu, Alberto Calatroni, Eran Gazit, Anat Mirelman, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, Gerhard Tröster
Prediction of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s from Physiological Wearables: An Exploratory Study 170 177 Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI)

Freezing of gait (FoG) is a common and severe gait impairment among patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease. FoG is associated with falls and negatively impacts the patient’s quality of life.…

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Analyzing Activity Behavior and Movement in a Naturalistic Environment Using Smart Home Techniques

Author(s): Diane J. Cook, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Prafulla Dawadi
Analyzing Activity Behavior and Movement in a Naturalistic Environment Using Smart Home Techniques 170 177 Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI)

One of the many services that intelligent systems can provide is the ability to analyze the impact of different medical conditions on daily behavior. This study uses smart homes and…

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An Emerging Era in the Management of Parkinson’s Disease: Wearable Technologies and the Internet of Things

Author(s): Cristian F. Pasluosta, Heiko Gassner, Juergen Winkler, Jochen Klucken, Bjoern M. Eskofier
An Emerging Era in the Management of Parkinson’s Disease: Wearable Technologies and the Internet of Things 170 177 Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI)

This review highlights the technological aspects of an emerging healthcare platform designed to cope with the increasing global prevalence of chronic neurological disorders associated with the elderly. Wearable technologies connected…

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