A new route to non invasive diagnosis in neurodegenerative diseases?

Timoteo Carletti, Duccio Fanelli, Alessio Guarino

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    Abstract

    We propose a simple dynamical system to interpret the gait time series from patients affected by three neurodegenerative diseases: Parkinson, Huntington and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The model is shown to reproduce the main aspects of the experimental time series. Within this scenario, quantitative differences in specific indicators are detected thus opening up the perspective for innovative, non invasive, diagnosis procedures from direct measurements of gait dynamics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)252-255
    Number of pages4
    JournalNeuroscience Letters
    Volume394
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Keywords

    • Time series
    • Dynamical systems
    • Neurodegenerative disease

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