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Accelerometer recorder and display system for ambulatory patients
Author(s): Martin Berka; Marek Żyliński; Wiktor Niewiadomski; Gerard Cybulski
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the design of a compact, wearable, rechargeable acceleration recorder to support long-term monitoring of ambulatory patients with motor disorders, and of software to display and analyze its output. The device consists of a microcontroller, operational amplifier, accelerometer, SD card, indicator LED, rechargeable battery, and associated minor components. It can operate for over a day without charging and can continuously collect data for three weeks without downloading to an outside system, as currently configured. With slight modifications, this period could be extended to several months. The accompanying software provides flexible visualization of the acceleration data over long periods, basic file operations and compression for easier archiving, annotation of segments of interest, and functions for calculation of various parameters and detection of immobility and vibration frequencies. Applications in analysis of gait and other movements are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9662, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2015, 96621J (11 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2205146
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Berka, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marek Żyliński, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Wiktor Niewiadomski, Mossakowski Medical Research Ctr. (Poland)
Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Gerard Cybulski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Mossakowski Medical Research Ctr. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9662:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2015
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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