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Feedback Paradigm for Rehabilitation of People with Parkinson’s Disease

Abstract Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that produces a characteristic set of neuromotor deficits that sometimes includes reduced amplitude and velocity of movement. Several studies have shown that people with PD improved their motor performance when presented with external cues. Other work has demonstrated that high velocity and large amplitude exercises can increase the amplitude and velocity of movement in simple carryover tasks in the upper and lower extremities. Although the cause for these effects is not known, improvements due to cueing suggest that part of the neuromotor deficit in PD is in the integration of sensory feedback to produce motor commands. Previous studies have documented some somatosensory defi... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Smith, Catherine (Author) / Abbas, James J (Advisor) / Ingalls, Todd (Advisor) / Krishnamurthi, Narayanan (Committee member) / Buneo, Christopher (Committee member) / Rikakis, Thanassis (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / Multimedia / Interactive Multimedia / Parkinson's Disease / Rehabilitation / Sensorimotor Deficits
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 99 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Bioengineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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