Towards quantifying the impact of Parkinson's disease using GPS and lifespace assessment

David Ireland, Simon McBride, Jacki Liddle, Helen Chenery

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Abstract

A lifespace assessment comprising of metrics and clustering algorithms is applied to a GPS data-set released by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Seven participants of the study who had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease of various levels carried a smart-phone which recorded GPS data every second. Metrics indicated a relationship between lifespace measured using GPS and the severity of symptoms due to Parkinson's disease. This assessment has potential future application in clinical monitoring of symptom severity and treatment efficacy, and in broadly monitoring population time use and community mobility/transportation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 6th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages564-569
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 6th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2013 - Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China
Duration: 16 Dec 201318 Dec 2013

Conference

Conference2013 6th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2013
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period16/12/1318/12/13

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Ireland, D., McBride, S., Liddle, J., & Chenery, H. (2013). Towards quantifying the impact of Parkinson's disease using GPS and lifespace assessment. In Proceedings of the 2013 6th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2013 (pp. 564-569). [6747004] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/BMEI.2013.6747004