Master of Science (MS)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Engineering)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Fatta Basil Nahab
Third Committee Member
Saman Aliari Zonouz
Essential Tremor (ET) is the most common neurological movement disorder, with slowly progressive symptoms that impact the patient's quality of life and ability to perform activities of daily living. Tremors in ET occur during kinetic, with two subtypes: postural tremors and kinetic tremors. Postural tremors appear when the arms are topically maintained in a position against gravity, whereas kinetic tremors appear during sustained voluntary movements such as writing or drawing. The underlying mechanisms of either tremor type are not known, and further work is needed to determine whether they are two manifestations of the same brain dysfunction, or consequences of different underlying causes. To further understand these disease manifestations, we employed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in conjunction with quantitative tremor measures (accelerometry and spirography).
Accelerometry; Essential Tremor; Functional MRI; Spirography
Sargolzaei, Saman, "Impact of Accelerometry and Spirography Data Analysis of Essential Tremor on BOLD-fMRI Data Interpretation" (2012). Open Access Theses. 309.