IJPAM: Volume 63, No. 3 (2010)

TWO AUTOCOVARIANCE-BASED MEASURES OF BALANCE
IN PARKINSONIANS AND NORMAL CONTROLS

Gregory M. Constantine$^1$, Marius Buliga$^2$,
Yoram Vodovotz$^3$, Nicolaas I. Bohnen$^4$
$^1$Department of Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
e-mail: [email protected]
$^2$Department of Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
Bradford, PA 16701, USA
e-mail: [email protected]
$^3$Department of Surgery
Center for Inflamation and Regenerative Modeling
McGowen Institute for Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
e-mail: [email protected]
$^4$Department of Radiology and Neurology
University of Michigan
Ann-Arbor, MI 48105, USA
e-mail: [email protected]


Abstract.Center of pressure electronic platform testing is proposed as an affordable early diagnostic tool for persons at risk of Parkinson's disease. A stiffness measures and crossing time statistic are studied for possible use in such a diagnosis.

Received: August 27, 2009

AMS Subject Classification: 23A30, 22B40

Key Words and Phrases: human postural control, center of pressure, logistic regression

Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN: 1311-8080
Year: 2010
Volume: 63
Issue: 3