Accelerometer data collected with a minimum set of wearable sensors from subjects with Parkinson’s disease

Jean Francois Daneault, Gloria Vergara-Diaz, Federico Parisi, Chen Admati, Christina Alfonso, Matilde Bertoli, Edoardo Bonizzoni, Gabriela Ferreira Carvalho, Gianluca Costante, Eric Eduardo Fabara, Naama Fixler, Fatemah Noushin Golabchi, John Growdon, Stefano Sapienza, Phil Snyder, Shahar Shpigelman, Lewis Sudarsky, Margaret Daeschler, Lauren Bataille, Solveig K. SiebertsLarsson Omberg, Steven Moore, Paolo Bonato

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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with motor and non-motor symptoms. Current treatments primarily focus on managing motor symptom severity such as tremor, bradykinesia, and rigidity. However, as the disease progresses, treatment side-effects can emerge such as on/off periods and dyskinesia. The objective of the Levodopa Response Study was to identify whether wearable sensor data can be used to objectively quantify symptom severity in individuals with PD exhibiting motor fluctuations. Thirty-one subjects with PD were recruited from 2 sites to participate in a 4-day study. Data was collected using 2 wrist-worn accelerometers and a waist-worn smartphone. During Days 1 and 4, a portion of the data was collected in the laboratory while subjects performed a battery of motor tasks as clinicians rated symptom severity. The remaining of the recordings were performed in the home and community settings. To our knowledge, this is the first dataset collected using wearable accelerometers with specific focus on individuals with PD experiencing motor fluctuations that is made available via an open data repository.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number48
JournalScientific Data
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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