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MIBE Seminar: Wearable Technologies to Assess and Manage Upper-Limb Tremor in Neurological Patients.

Topic: Wearable Technologies to Assess and Manage Upper-Limb Tremor in Neurological Patients.

Speaker: Natalia Paredes Acuna, Doctoral Candidate (Cheng Group)

Date and Time: Tuesday, 20 December 2022, 1:00 pm

Abstract: Some of the noticeable motor impairments in neurological patients include muscle weakness, balance dysfunction, ataxia, and upper-limb tremors which, for example, occur in about one third of people with MS (pwMS), with studies reporting a prevalence of up to 58%. They can incapacitate and seriously impair the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) that require fine and precise movements, such as eating, drinking, writing, and dressing. Noninvasive technological interventions to assess and manage these symptoms are relatively sparse and include proximal/distal stabilization, weighted wrists, visual guided techniques, tendon vibration, peripheral cooling, and electromagnetic field administration. In this seminar talk, I will present the preliminary results of the analysis of upper-limb motor control for ataxia patients while performing different neurological tests. Followed by the possible applications of wearable technologies for assessing and managing these symptoms.

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The MIBE Seminar is the main seminar for researchers in the field of biomedical engineering at TUM.

This semester, the seminar talks are aligned with the “We Are MIBE” talks and provide a deeper insight into these research areas.

The MIBE Seminar will take place in our lecture hall E.126 (Boltzmannstr. 11, 85748 Garching) and will be live streamed via zoom.

The zoom details for all online seminar talks this semester are:

Meeting Name: MIBE Seminar Talks, Tuesdays 1:00 pm
Meeting-ID: 698 5129 8624
Password: mibe

The MIBE Seminar counts as subject specific qualification for doctoral candidates.

Further Program Winter Term 2022/2023

10 January 2023 1:00 pm Nicolas Berberich Doct. Cand.
Sensory Feedback and Intention Prediction for Human-Centered Neuroengineering.
17 January 2023 1:00 pm Theo Spiegeler-Castaneda Doct. Cand.
Embodiment and Functionality of sEMG interfaces for Prosthetic Limbs.
31 january 2023 1:20 pm N.N. Doct. Cand.
(Portugues / Gjorgjieva)
07 February 2023 1:00 pm N.N. Doct. Cand.
(Portugues / Gjorgjieva)