Computer Aided Identification of Motion Disturbances Related to Parkinson's Disease

Einarsson G., Clemmensen L. K. H., Ruda D., Fink-Jensen A., Nielsen J. B., Pagsberg A. K., ...More

1st International Workshop on PRedictive Intelligence in MEdicine (PRIME), Granada, Nicaragua, 16 September 2018, vol.11121, pp.1-8 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 11121
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-00320-3_1
  • City: Granada
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


We present a framework for assessing which types of simple movement tasks are most discriminative between healthy controls and Parkinson's patients. We collected movement data in a game-like environment, where we used the Microsoft Kinect sensor for tracking the user's joints. We recruited 63 individuals for the study, of whom 30 had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A physician evaluated all participants on movement-related rating scales, e.g., elbow rigidity. The participants also completed the game task, moving their arms through a specific pattern. We present an innovative approach for data acquisition in a game-like environment, and we propose a novel method, sparse ordinal regression, for predicting the severity of motion disorders from the data.