Minh H. Pham

 

M. Sc. Minh H. Pham

Room D-019
Kaiserstraße 2, 24143 Kiel, Germany
Phone: +49 431 880-6132
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Research: Axial Movements in Older Adults and Patients with Parkinson’s Disease – Algorithm Development and Validation with Inertial Measurement Unit Data

The abnormality in movements is associated with a degradation in health, usually indicating the symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases. The monitoring of movements is of special interest, either qualitatively by using traditional clinical assessment, or quantitatively via modern wearable devices, such as inertial measurement units (IMU).

The aim of my PhD project is to compare movements of healthy older adults and patients with Parkinson’s disease in a lab- and home-like assessment. Algorithms for the data evaluation will be developed and tested against gold standard algorithms. Then, the data captured with an IMU on the lower back, will be analyzed with three validated algorithms for the movements: turning, walking and postural transition (sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit). Furthermore, a Graphical User Interface (GUI) will be developed.

This work could be beneficial for medical doctors treating movement disorder patients. The project will be performed in close collaboration with the Neurogeriatrics research group (head: Prof. Walter Maetzler; Deputy head: Dr. Clint Hansen) at the Neurology Department of the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel.

Related topics:

  • Movement analysis
  • Inertial measurement units

Short CV

2016 - current   Research assistant at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
2015 - 2016   Research assistant at the University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
2013 - 2015   M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany and Lübeck University of Applied Science, Lübeck, Germany
2011 - 2012   B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Frankfurt University of Applied Science, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2008 – 2011   B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Vietnamese German University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Publications

  1.    

    E. Warmerdam, M. H. Pham, C. Hansen, W. Maetzler: P 130—The Influence of Different Settings on Accuracies of Gait Algorithms,  Poster,  Gait and Posture, 2018

  2.    

    M. H. Pham, E. Warmerdam, M. Elshehabi, C. Schlenstedt, L. Bergeest, M. Heller, L. Haertner, J. J. Ferreira, D. Berg, G. Schmidt, C. Hansen, W. Maetzler: Validation of a Lower Back “Wearable”-Based Sit-to-Stand and Stand-to-Sit Algorithm for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease and Older Adults in a Home-Like Environment, Front. Neurol., 2018 (doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00652)

  3.    

    L. Haertner, M. Elshehabi, L. Zaunbrecher, M. H. Pham, C. Maetzler, J. M. T. van Uem, M. A. Hobert, S. Hucker, S. Nussbaum, D. Berg, I. Liepelt-Scarfone, W. Maetzler: Effect of Fear of Falling on Turning Performance in Parkinson’s Disease in the Lab and at Home, Front. Aging Neurosci., 10:78, 2018 (doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00078)

  4.    

    M. H. Pham, M. Elshehabi, L. Haertner, S. D. Din, K. Srulijes, T. Heger, M. Synofzik, M. A. Hobert, G. S. Faber, C. Hansen, D. Salkovic, J. J. Ferreira, D. Berg, A. Sanchez-Ferro, J. H. van Dieën, C. Becker, L. Rochester, G. Schmidt, and W. Maetzler: Validation of a Step Detection Algorithm during Straight Walking and Turning in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Older Adults Using an Inertial Measurement Unit at the Lower Back, Front. Neurol. 8:457, 2017 (doi: 10.3389/fneur.2017.00457)

  5.    

    M. H. Pham, M. Elshehabi, W. Maetzler: Validation of Gait Detection and Analysis, Proc. EMBC, Jeju, Korea, 2017

  6.    

    M. H. Pham, M. Elshehabi, L. Haertner, T. Heger, M. A. Hobert, G. S. Faber, D. Salkovic, J. J. Ferreira, D. Berg, A. Sanchez-Ferro, J. H. van Dieën, W. Maetzler: Algorithm for Turning Detection and Analysis Validated under Home-Like Conditions in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Older Adults using a 6 Degree-of-Freedom Inertial Measurement Unit at the Lower Back, Front. Neurol. 8:135, 2017 (doi: 10.3389/fneur.2017.00135)

Contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt

E-Mail: gus@tf.uni-kiel.de

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering
Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

Kaiserstr. 2
24143 Kiel, Germany

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DSS-Retreat 2019

As in the last year we spent a couple of days (15.10.2019 till 18.10.2019) on the island Sylt to reflect our past, current, and future research work. Due to a "cold wave" we were a bit reduced this year, but anyhow, we had a very good (and producive) time on this beautiful island. Beside our research plans (reflecting the last year and planning of the next years), we also discussed teaching ...


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