Parkinson's disease (PD) severity is assessed through a set of standardised tasks defined by clinical scales such as the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). In particular, Leg Agility is a well-established test among the motor tasks included in UPDRS, which consists in repeated cycles of knee lifting and lowering, while sitting on a chair. Leg Agility objective evaluation through optical devices is often investigated for telemedicine applications. Moreover, remote rehabilitation for PD subjects through virtual exergaming is becoming a popular approach thanks to its versatility, increased user engagement and the possibility of coupling it with remote monitoring tools. This work investigates if lower-limb exergaming may also be exploited for assessment purposes similar to traditional evaluation. In particular, if there exists a statistical difference between the kinematic description of Leg Agility versus the one of a Bouncing Ball exergame, as provided by an optical (RGB-D) acquisition system suitable for remote monitoring. Preliminary results obtained by the comparison of the two types of assessment in a small group of parkinsonian subjects are presented and discussed.

A Preliminary Comparison between Traditional and Gamified Leg Agility Assessment in Parkinsonian Subjects / Amprimo, Gianluca; Masi, Giulia; Ferraris, Claudia; Olmo, Gabriella; Priano, Lorenzo. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 10th IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, IEEE SEGAH 2022 tenutosi a Sydney (AUS) nel 10/08/2022-12/08/2022.

A Preliminary Comparison between Traditional and Gamified Leg Agility Assessment in Parkinsonian Subjects

Gianluca Amprimo;Gabriella Olmo;
2022

Abstract

Parkinson's disease (PD) severity is assessed through a set of standardised tasks defined by clinical scales such as the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). In particular, Leg Agility is a well-established test among the motor tasks included in UPDRS, which consists in repeated cycles of knee lifting and lowering, while sitting on a chair. Leg Agility objective evaluation through optical devices is often investigated for telemedicine applications. Moreover, remote rehabilitation for PD subjects through virtual exergaming is becoming a popular approach thanks to its versatility, increased user engagement and the possibility of coupling it with remote monitoring tools. This work investigates if lower-limb exergaming may also be exploited for assessment purposes similar to traditional evaluation. In particular, if there exists a statistical difference between the kinematic description of Leg Agility versus the one of a Bouncing Ball exergame, as provided by an optical (RGB-D) acquisition system suitable for remote monitoring. Preliminary results obtained by the comparison of the two types of assessment in a small group of parkinsonian subjects are presented and discussed.
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