"Development and validation of new assitive devices for treatment of disability caused by TREMOR"
Period: October 1996 - September 1999
Type: European Research
The TREMOR proposal addresses the development and validation of technological aids for patients affected by cerebellar tremor. Tremor is generally known as a diagnostic sign in various diseases, not all of them neurological, including Parkinson Disease (PD), hyperthyroidism, cerebellar lesions, Huntingtonšs Chorea. The technical objectives to be achieved in the framework of the TREMOR Project consist of:
* a sensorized system for recording the kinematical parameters during the execution of natural tremor affected movements of the patient’s upper limbs and neck; the sensorized system will be integrated with a graphical representation of the recorded movements
* a 2 degree-of-freedom joystick capable of damping the vibrations induced by patients hand tremor and of extracting voluntary movements characteristics.
MIRALab activities will concentrate on the modeling and visual simulation of upper limbs and the neck part. Miralab can simulate an interactive virtual doctor who analyzes the patientšsmotion and shows him/her the proper movements to be performed.
Association Multiple Sclerosis, Brussels
Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla
Bristol Oncoly Centre
CGS S.a.s., Pisa
Ecole Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne, Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRLab)
Fondazione Stella Maris
Masku Neurological Rehabilitation Centre
MIE Medical research Ltd
MIRALab, University of Geneva
Multiple Sclerosis Association - Bristol
National Centrum voor Multiple Sclerose
Network Consulting Group S.r.l
Pragma Engineering S.r.l
Scuola Superiore S.Anna - PERCRO
Signo Motus S.R.L.
SIM.CO.E S.r.l., Monfalcone
The Finnish Multiple Sclerosis Society
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne