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Sensing and analysis of angular vibrations of tremor

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dc.contributor.advisor Zinger, Donald S. en_US Uppuluri, Divya en_US 2017-08-02T21:16:19Z 2017-08-02T21:16:19Z 2014
dc.description Advisors: Donald Zinger. en_US
dc.description Committee members: Abhijith Gupta; Peng-Yung Woo. en_US
dc.description.abstract Tremor is defined as the unintentional involuntary muscle movements involving rhythmic oscillations of any part of body like legs, hands, arms and limbs. This thesis deals with the most common tremor that occurs in hands. Tremor is not life threatening but greatly affects quality of life. The main purpose of this research is to identify a feedback control technique for the suppression of Essential Tremor. Tremor can be defined as the nonlinear and non stationary phenomenon which is the most common movement disorder affecting more than 4% of elderly people. In this research, a tremor is simulated using a stepper motor and is being sensed using a gyroscope. The Arduino UNO board is used to obtain the tremor data that is being sensed by a gyroscope. Designing and implementing the controller based on the obtained tremor characteristics is the central part of the research. The simulation results are analyzed in the National Instruments LABVIEW software and another stepper motor is used to control the tremor. The long term results are expected to lead toward a suppressed tremor without disturbing the voluntary motion of the hand. en_US
dc.format.extent 78 pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Northern Illinois University en_US
dc.rights NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tremor--Simulation methods en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tremor--Treatment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Active noise and vibration control en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Electrical engineering en_US
dc.title Sensing and analysis of angular vibrations of tremor en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Electrical Engineering en_US M.S. (Master of Science) en_US

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