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    • A metrics review for performance evaluation on assisted wheelchair navigation 

      Urdiales García, Cristina; Peula, José Ma.; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Barrué Subirana, Cristian; Fernández Espejo, Blanca; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Sandoval, Francisco; Caltagirone, Carlo (Springer Verlag, 2009-06-10)
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      In nowadays aging society, many people require assistance for non-pedestrian mobility. In some cases, assistive devices require a certain degree of autonomy when the persons’ disabilities difficult manual control. In this ...
    • A new collaborative shared control strategy for continuous elder/robot assisted navigation 

      Caltagirone, Carlo; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Urdiales García, Cristina; Peula, José Ma.; Barrué Subirana, Cristian; Pérez, Eduardo J.; Sánchez-Tato, Isabel; del Toro, J.M.; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Sandoval, Francisco (2008)
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      In nowadays aging society, many people require mobility assistance. Autonomous wheelchairs may provide some help, but they are not supposed to overtake all control on human mobility, as this is reported to lead to loss ...
    • A new multi-criteria optimization strategy for shared control in wheelchair assisted navigation 

      Sandoval, Francisco; Caltagirone, Carlo; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Urdiales García, Cristina; Peula, José Ma.; Fernández-Carmona, Manuel; Barrué Subirana, Cristian; Pérez, Eduardo J.; Sánchez-Tato, Isabel; del Toro, J.C.; Galluppi, F. (2011-02-01)
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      In todays aging society, many people require mobility assistance, that can be provided by robotized assistive wheelchairs with a certain degree of autonomy when manual control is unfeasible due to disability. Robot ...
    • AI based fall management services: the role of the i-Walker in I-DONTFALL 

      Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Martínez Velasco, Antonio Benito; Barrué Subirana, Cristian; Annicchiarico, Roberta (Springer, 2012)
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      Falls are a major international public health challenge because of the myriad effects on older individuals: direct physical and psychological injury; fear of falling and activity limitation; reduced social participation ...
    • An adaptive scheme for wheelchair navigation collaborative control 

      Urdiales García, Cristina; Peula, José Ma.; Barrué Subirana, Cristian; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Sandoval, Francisco; Caltagirone, Carlo; Annicchiarico, Roberta (AAAI Press. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2008)
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      In this paper we propose a system where machine and human cooperate at every situation via a reactive emergent behavior, so that the person is always in charge of his/her own motion. Our approach relies on locally evaluating ...
    • Analysis of correlation between an accelerometer-Based algorithm for Detecting Parkinsonian gait and UPDRS subscales 

      Rodríguez Molinero, Alejandro; Samà Monsonís, Albert; Pérez López, Carlos; Rodríguez Martín, Daniel Manuel; Alcaine, Sheila; Mestre, Berta; Quispe, Paola; Giuliani, Benedetta; Vainstein, Gabriel; Browne, Patrick; Sweeney, Dean; Moreno Aróstegui, Juan Manuel; Bayés, Àngels; Lewy, Hadas; Costa, Alberto; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Counihan, Timothy; ÓLaighin, Gearóid; Cabestany Moncusí, Joan (2017-09-01)
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      Background: Our group earlier developed a small monitoring device, which uses accelerometer measurements to accurately detect motor fluctuations in patients with Parkinson’s (On and Off state) based on an algorithm that ...
    • Applying clustering based on rules on WHO-DAS II for knowledge discovery on functional disabilities 

      Gibert, Karina; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Rodas Osollo, Jorge Enrique; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Nocentini, U.; Caltagirone, Carlo (2002-11)
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      The senior citizens represent a fast growing proportion of the population in Europe and other developed areas. This increases the proportion of persons with disability and reducing quality of life. The concept of disability ...
    • Assistive technologies for the new generation of senior citizens: the SHARE-it approach 

      Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Barrué Subirana, Cristian; Martínez Velasco, Antonio Benito; Urdiales García, Cristina; Campana, Fabio; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Caltagirone, Carlo (2010-07-07)
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      In this paper, we present the SHARE-it approach to the integration of agent technology with other existing technologies to build specific intelligent and semi-autonomous assistive devices for older persons and people with ...
    • Deep learning for freezing of gait detection in Parkinson’s disease patients in their homes using a waist-worn inertial measurement unit 

      Camps Sereix, Julià; Samà Monsonís, Albert; Martín Muñoz, Mario; Rodríguez Martín, Daniel Manuel; Pérez López, Carlos; Moreno Aróstegui, Juan Manuel; Cabestany Moncusí, Joan; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Alcaine, Sheila; Mestre, Berta; Prats, Anna; Crespo, M. Cruz; Counihan, Timothy; Browne, Patrick; Quinlan, Leo R.; ÓLaighin, Gearóid; Sweeney, Dean; Lewy, Hadas; Vainstein, Gabriel; Costa, Alberto; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Bayés, Àngels; Rodríguez Molinero, Alejandro (2017-10-16)
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      Among Parkinson’s disease (PD) motor symptoms, freezing of gait (FOG) may be the most incapacitating. FOG episodes may result in falls and reduce patients’ quality of life. Accurate assessment of FOG would provide objective ...
    • Detecting freezing of gait with a tri-axial accelerometer in Parkinson’s disease patients 

      Ahlrichs, Claas; Samà Monsonís, Albert; Lawo, Michael; Cabestany Moncusí, Joan; Rodríguez Martín, Daniel Manuel; Pérez López, Carlos; Quinlan, Leo R.; ÓLaighin, Gearóid; Counihan, Timothy; Lewy, Hadas; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Bayés, Àngels; Rodríguez Molinero, Alejandro (2015-10-01)
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      Freezing of gait (FOG) is a common motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD), which presents itself as an inability to initiate or continue gait. This paper presents a method to monitor FOG episodes based only on acceleration ...
    • Dopaminergic-induced dyskinesia assessment based on a single belt-worn accelerometer 

      Pérez López, Carlos; Samà Monsonís, Albert; Rodríguez Martín, Daniel Manuel; Moreno Aróstegui, Juan Manuel; Cabestany Moncusí, Joan; Bayés, Àngels; ÓLaighin, Gearóid; Quinlan, Leo R.; Counihan, Timothy; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Lewy, Hadas; Rodríguez Molinero, Alejandro (2016-01-14)
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      Background After several years of treatment, patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) tend to have, as a side effect of the medication, dyskinesias. Close monitoring may benefit patients by enabling doctors to tailor a ...
    • E-Tools for the disabled and for the new generation of senior citizens: a position paper 

      Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Vázquez Salceda, Javier; Sànchez-Marrè, Miquel; Marini, Andrea; Caltagirone, Carlo (2002-03)
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      In this paper we present our exploratory ideas about the integration of agent technology with other technologies to build specific e-tools for the disabled and for the new generation of senior citizens. In particular, we ...
    • Estimating dyskinesia severity in Parkinson's disease by using a waist-worn sensor: concurrent validity study 

      Rodríguez Molinero, Alejandro; Pérez López, Carlos; Samà Monsonís, Albert; Rodríguez Martín, Daniel Manuel; Mestre, Berta; Quispe, Paola; Giuliani, Benedetta; Vainstein, Gabriel; Browne, Patrick; Sweeney, Dean; Quinlan, Leo R.; Moreno Aróstegui, Juan Manuel; Bayés, Àngels; Lewy, Hadas; Costa, Alberto; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Counihan, Timothy; ÓLaighin, Gearóid; Cabestany Moncusí, Joan (Nature, 2019-09-17)
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      Our research team previously developed an accelerometry-based device, which can be worn on the waist during daily life activities and detects the occurrence of dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The goal of ...
    • Legal concerns regarding AmI assisted living in the elderly, worldwide and in Romania 

      Annicchiarico, Roberta; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Spiru, Luiza; Stefan, Lucian; Turcu, Ileana; Ghita, Camelia; Ioancio, Ioana; Nuta, Costin; Blaciotti, Mona; Martin, Mariana (Springer Verlag, 2009-06-10)
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      The recent concepts developed in order to meet the specific technology-related needs of older people are “Ambient Intelligence” and "Ambient Assisted Living". The major aim of AmI is to prolong the time older people can ...
    • Normal versus pathological cognitive aging: variability as a constraint of patients profiling for AmI design 

      Annicchiarico, Roberta; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Spiru, Luiza; Ghita, Camelia; Turcu, Ileana; Stefan, Lucian; Ioancio, Ioana; Nuta, Costin; Blaciotti, Mona; Martin, Mariana (Springer Verlag, 2009-06-10)
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      The development of supportive environments and Assistive Technology (AT) is a priority recommended by the International Plan of Action on Ageing (Madrid 2002). The first essential matter related to the creation and implementation ...
    • Overground walking training with the i-Walker, a robotic servo-assistive device, enhances balance in patients with subacute stroke: a randomized controlled trial 

      Morone, Giovanni; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Iosa, Marco; Federici, Alessia; Paolucci, Stefano; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Caltagirone, Carlo (2016-05-26)
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      Background: Patients affected by mild stroke benefit more from physiological overground walking training than walking-like training performed in place using specific devices. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects ...
    • Post-processing: bridging the gap between modelling and effective decision-support. The Profile Assessment Grid in Human Behaviour 

      Gibert, Karina; Rodríguez Silva, Gustavo; Annicchiarico, Roberta (2011-11-28)
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      The importance of post-processing the results of clustering when using data mining to support subsequent decision-making is discussed. Both the formal embedded binary logistic regression (EBLR) and the visual profile’s ...
    • Reducing fall risk with combined motor and cognitive training in elderly fallers 

      Barban, Francesco; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Melideo, Matteo; Barrué Subirana, Cristian; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Cortés Martínez, Atia (2017-02-10)
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      Background. Falling is a major clinical problem in elderly people, demanding effective solutions. At present, the only effective intervention is motor training of balance and strength. Executive function-based training ...
    • Supported human autonomy for recovery and enhancement of cognitive and motor abilities using agent technologies 

      Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Annicchiarico, Roberta; Urdiales García, Cristina; Barrué Subirana, Cristian; Martínez Velasco, Antonio Benito; Villar, Alfredo; Caltagirone, Carlo (Birkhäuser Basel, 2008-10-11)
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      The goal of SHARE-it, an EU FP6 funded project, is to develop a scalable, adaptive system of add-ons to sensor and assistive technology so that they can be modularly integrated into an intelligent home environment to enhance ...
    • Using scenarios to draft the support of intelligent tools for frail elders in the SHARE-it approach 

      Annicchiarico, Roberta; Campana, Fabio; Federici, Alessia; Barrué Subirana, Cristian; Cortés García, Claudio Ulises; Villar, Alfredo; Caltagirone, Carlo (Springer Verlag, 2009-06-10)
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      A scenario is an example narrative description of typical interactions of users with the system. Scenarios are concrete, informal descriptions, and are not intended to describe all possible interactions. This document ...