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TREMOR

"Development and validation of new assitive devices for treatment of disability caused by TREMOR"


Period: October 1996 - September 1999
Type: European Research
Status: Completed

Overview

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's contribution

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.

Partners

Association Multiple Sclerosis, Brussels
Belgium
www.ms-sep.be

Associazione Italiana Sclerosi Multipla
Italy
www.aism.it

Bristol Oncoly Centre
Great Britain
www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Oncology

CGS S.a.s., Pisa
Italy

Ecole Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne, Virtual Reality Laboratory (VRLab)
Switzerland
vrlab.epfl.ch

Fondazione Stella Maris
Italy
www.inpe.unipi.it

Masku Neurological Rehabilitation Centre
Finland

MIE Medical research Ltd
Great Britain
www.mie-uk.com

MIRALab, University of Geneva
Switzerland
www.miralab.ch

Multiple Sclerosis Association - Bristol
Great Britain

National Centrum voor Multiple Sclerose
Belgium
www.imso.be

Network Consulting Group S.r.l
Italy

Pragma Engineering S.r.l
Italy
www.pragmaeng.it

Scuola Superiore S.Anna - PERCRO
Italy

Signo Motus S.R.L.
Italy
www.signomotus.it

SIM.CO.E S.r.l., Monfalcone
Italy

Tepro Analysis
Italy

The Finnish Multiple Sclerosis Society
Finland
www.ms-liitto.fi

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Great Britain
www.ncl.ac.uk

Publications