Sensor-Based Detection of Alzheimer’S Disease-Related Behaviors

  • Samuel Pedro
  • João Quintas
  • Paulo Menezes
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 42)

Abstract

This paper presents the use of wearable sensors to detect one of the symptoms of the Alzheimer Disease that has a large impact on life quality of both patients and caregivers - Psychomotor Agitation. The study involved the evaluation of five classification algorithms for the given purpose. The results show that the SVMclassifier using a few features extracted from the measured signals has the best performance.

Keywords

Alzheimer’s Disease behaviour detection psychomotor agitation wearable sensors classification 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Pedro
    • 1
  • João Quintas
    • 2
  • Paulo Menezes
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Systems and RoboticsUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Pedro NunesCoimbraPortugal

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