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Automatic Recognition of Freezing of Gait Episodes

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2008 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 17, 2008
Last updated: August 19, 2008
Last verified: August 2008
The investigators hypothesize that mathematical algorithm can identify freezing episodes based on data obtained from accelerometer.

Condition Intervention
Parkinson's Disease
Device: Auditory cue

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Official Title: Online Automatic Recognition of Freezing of Gait Episodes

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Further study details as provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with Parkinson's disease prone to freezing
Device: Auditory cue
When device recognizes automatically freezing episode it will generate auditory cue

Detailed Description:
The subjects will walk with an accelerometer. The acceleration traces will be online analyzed, and if freezing episode is recognized, an auditory cue will be heard.

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with Parkinson's disease prone to freezing of gait

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Parkinsons disease prone to freezing of gait

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are not able to ambulate independently
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00738075

Contact: Meir Plotnik, PhD +972-3-6973960

Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Tel Aviv, Israel, 64239
Contact: Meir Plotnik, PhD    +972-3-6973960      
Sub-Investigator: Meir Plotnik, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Study Director: Meir Plotnik, PhD Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nir Giladi MD, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier: NCT00738075     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-08-NG-0283-CTIL
Study First Received: August 17, 2008
Last Updated: August 19, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017