The main purpose of Parkinson’s bio-feedback project is to answer the hypothesis that Parkinson tremors can be abated by applying external pulses with different frequencies. The final product analyses tremors and initiates pulses based on the analysis.
Infra-red Communication is low cost technology for applications with properties of point-to-point, wireless, short range, low baud rate . the HW to implement this communication channel include a simple circuit with IR transmitter-receiver. the power consuming of is very low.
The goal of the project "Computerized Auxiliary Equipment for Parkinson patients" is to create system for aiding Parkinson patients. The system is A portable device that is capable of detecting Parkinson tremors, alerting the user about them and keeping a detailed log in an internal memory. The device is run by A real-time software and communicates with a PC in multiple ways. The PC software can read the stored log and draw graphs which recreate the tremors.
The Parkinson’s patient often suffers from involuntary seizures, that are unnoticeable to him, but tire his muscles and cause great pain.
The appearance of the tremor is random. Muscles’ behaviour is very similar to that, as they were intensively used during some kind of hard work.
Parkinson’s patient must have a periodic physiotherapeutic treatment, in order to relief the pain, caused by the cramped muscles.
Patients can significantly improve quality of life, if were given some kind of an “alarm”, when the tremor starts. Consequently, the unwanted tremor can be stopped and the seizures of the muscles can be prevented