Cancelled - Seminar: Mercury Talk. Smart Measure of Social Withdrawal in Parkinson's disease
|Starts:||14:00 29 Apr 2020|
|Ends:||15:00 29 Apr 2020|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Computer Science|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
Due to the University closure (Coronavirus), we have postponed this talk and will hold it on a future date.
Please join us for the next Mercury Talk with speaker Heng Zhang on Wednesday 29 April 2020 at 2pm in Kilburn L.T 1.5
Parkinsons Disease (PD) is an incurable long-term neurological disease with an unknown cause. It affects one percent of the population of people over sixty. PD patients usually spent more time reside in their homes and have less social interactions. So social withdrawal is one of the potential symptoms caused by PD. Social well-being has been shown to be essential to the quality of life of PD patients. But little is known about how the progression of PD influence social life. And the concept of social withdrawal is not clear from various literature. There is also no widely used social withdrawal measurement, especially for PD. Smartphones are now widely used and with advanced sensors embedded, they can detect heterogeneous data of behaviour of the user. This project will utilise smartphones as a monitoring tool for measuring social withdrawal. Having working definitions and practical mapping method for social withdrawal is necessary. This presentation discussed how we extract the practical interpretation of it and build a feasible assessment from the disease and the smartphone perspective.
Role: PGR Student
Organisation: University of Manchester
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