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Tremor is the most common movement disorder and is strongly increasing in incidence and prevalence with ageing. The most frequent types of tremor are those arising from two neurodegenerative disorders: Parkinson’s disease (PD) and essential tremor (ET). Although not life threatening, upper limb tremors hamper independent life of 65% of those suffering from them, greatly impacting on their quality of life. Tremor is not effectively managed in 25% of patients and is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed neurologic disorders. 

The main objective of the project is to validate technically, functionally and clinically, a novel system for understanding, giving support to diagnosis, and remotely managing tremors. The system will comprise two platforms:

For more information about the NeuroTREMOR project please visit the main NeuroTREMOR homepage!

Role of System Software Laboratory in the NeuroTREMOR project

UM partner is responsible for implementation and functional validation of advanced machine-based algorithms to support diagnosis of tremor and characterization from EEG and for extraction of individual motor unsit characteristic from multichannel surface and intramuscular EMG. This includes (Figure 1):

Figure 1: Conceptual design of multimodal BCI platform, consisting of EMG, EEG+MEG and IMU trackers of pathological tremor.

More infromation about the Non-invasive insight into electrical activity of human muscles can be found here.

The University of Maribor (UM) team

Project partners

CSICConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Madrid, Spain
José L. Pons (Project Coordinator)
Eduardo Rocon (Scientific Coordinator)

University of Maribor, Faculty of Electical Engineering and Computer Science
Maribor, Slovenia
UMG Universitaetsmedizin Goettingen, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen
Goettingen, Germany

Fraunhofer - IBMT
Munich, Germany

Madrid, Spain
OSSUR Össur hf
Reykjiavik, Iceland

Trustees Of Columbia University
New York, USA

This project is funded by the Commission of the European Union, within Framework 7, specific ICT Challenge 5 "ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance", Target outcome 5.1 ”Personal Health Systems (PHS)”, under Grant Agreement number ICT-2011.5.1-287739, "NeuroTREMOR: A novel concept for support to diagnosis and remote management of tremor."