KUAS Engineering Student Huyen Nhung HOANG Awarded Honorable Mention
News Engineering 2023.02.03
The team’s project focuses on fall prevention for patients with Parkinson's disease. Ms. Hoang and her team designed and partially developed an IMU sensor-based system that helps medical professionals to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments given to their patients. The system extracts meaningful information from accelerometer sensor data to determine a patient’s step speed and walking orientation. A decision tree model then classifies their gait as normal or abnormal. The system design also includes a mobile app that sends notifications when a patient is about to fall (for prevention) or has fallen (to summon help).