Cluster Computing

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 681–690 | Cite as

Wearable sensor devices for early detection of Alzheimer disease using dynamic time warping algorithm

  • R. VaratharajanEmail author
  • Gunasekaran Manogaran
  • M. K. Priyan
  • Revathi Sundarasekar


Alzheimer disease is a significant problem in public health. Alzheimer disease causes severe problems with thinking, memory and activities. Alzheimer disease affected more on the people who are in the age group of 80-year-90. The foot movement monitoring system is used to detect the early stage of Alzheimer disease. internets of things (IoT) devices are used in this paper to monitor the patients’ foot movement in continuous manner. This paper uses dynamic time warping (DTW) algorithm to compare the various shapes of foot movements collected from the wearable IoT devices. The foot movements of the normal individuals and people who are affected by Alzheimer disease are compared with the help of middle level cross identification (MidCross) function. The identified cross levels are used to classify the gait signal for Alzheimer disease diagnosis. Sensitivity and specificity are calculated to evaluate the DTW algorithm based classification model for Alzheimer disease. The classification results generated using the DTW is compared with the various classification algorithms such as inertial navigation algorithm, K-nearest neighbor classifier and support vector machines. The experimental results proved the effectiveness of the DTW method.


Internets of things Alzheimer disease Dynamic time warping Middle level cross identification Inertial navigation algorithm K-nearest neighbor classifier Support vector machines 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Varatharajan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gunasekaran Manogaran
    • 2
  • M. K. Priyan
    • 2
  • Revathi Sundarasekar
    • 3
  1. 1.Sri Ramanujar Engineering CollegeChennaiIndia
  2. 2.VIT UniversityVelloreIndia
  3. 3.Priyadarshini Engineering CollegeVelloreIndia

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