Handwriting Analysis for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Parkinson’s Disease

  • Atilla Ünlü
  • Rüdiger Brause
  • Karsten Krakow
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4345)


At present, there are no quantitative, objective methods for diagnosing the Parkinson disease. Existing methods of quantitative analysis by myograms suffer by inaccuracy and patient strain; electronic tablet analysis is limited to the visible drawing, not including the writing forces and hand movements. In our paper we show how handwriting analysis can be obtained by a new electronic pen and new features of the recorded signals. This gives good results for diagnostics.


Parkinson diagnosis electronic pen automatic handwriting analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atilla Ünlü
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Brause
    • 1
  • Karsten Krakow
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsJohann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt a.M.Germany
  2. 2.Neurological ClinicsJohann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt a.M.Germany

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