Home video monitoring system for neurodegenerative diseases based on commercial HD cameras

B. Abramiuc, S. Zinger, P.H.N. De With, N. De Vries-Farrouh, M.M. Van Gilst, B. Bloem, S. Overeem

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Abstract

Neurodegenerative disease (ND) is an umbrella term for chronic disorders that are characterized by severe joint cognitive-motor impairments, which are difficult to evaluate on a frequent basis. HD cameras in the home environment could extend and enhance the diagnosis process and could lead to better treatment adjustment of ND. In this paper we propose a video monitoring system that measures the quantity and quality of two clinically relevant motor symptoms. Our system separates the patients silhouette from the background exploiting the HSV color-space properties. Further, the silhouette is split into anatomical regions, which enables detection of the upper and lower limb extremities. Finally, step length and arm-swing angles are measured to assess ND severity. The experiments show that the system is able to accurately measure ND parameters (found tolerance 2-5%).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 5th International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin (ICCE-Berlin), 6-9 September 2016, Berlin, Germany
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages489-492
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479987481
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-8749-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2016
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin, ICCE-Berlin 2015 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 6 Sep 20159 Sep 2015
Conference number: 5

Conference

Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin, ICCE-Berlin 2015
Abbreviated titleICCE-Berlin 2015
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period6/09/159/09/15

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