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Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Diplegia Classification

Abstract: Diplegia is one of the most common forms of a broad family of motion disorders named cerebral palsy (CP) affecting the voluntary muscular system. In recent years, various classification criteria have been proposed for CP, to assist in diagnosis, clinical decision-making and communication. In this manuscript, we divide the spastic forms of CP into 4 other categories according to a previous classification criterion and propose a machine learning approach for automatically classifying patients. Training and validation of our approach are based on data about 200 patients acquired using 19 markers and high frequency VICON cameras in an Italian hospital. Our approach makes use of the latest deep learning techniques. More specifically, it involves a multi-layer perceptron network (MLP), combined with Fourier analysis. An encouraging classification performance is obtained for two of the four classes.


Bergamini, Luca; Calderara, Simone; Bicocchi, Nicola; Ferrari, Alberto; Vitetta, Giorgio "Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Diplegia Classification" Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, vol. 10590, ita, pp. 97 -108 , 2017, 2017 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70742-6_9

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