Analysis of Eye Movements, Kinematic and Dynamic aspects of performance of activities of daily living in CVA patients

Research output: Contribution to conference (unpublished)Paper


  • Phillip Gulde
  • Charmayne Hughes
  • Manuel Fere
  • Marta Bienkiewicz
  • Helmsdorfer Joachim

External organisations

  • Technische Universität München
  • Univ Politecn Madrid


Apraxia is a neuropsychological symptom occurring as a consequence of cerebrovascular accidents (CVA). Apraxic individuals suffer from compromised access to motor concepts relevant for execution of activities of daily living (ADL). The CogWatch project aims to develop an automatized rehabilitation system that would facilitate performance of ADL. This study investigates signals which the CogWatch system can use to recognize human actions and intentions as well as apraxic errors during the performance of ADL tasks. Eye movements, hand kinematics and the dynamics of manipulated objects are recorded during the task of tea-making as an example of ADL. Data analysis is demonstrated using a performance example and first analysis results are shown for movement paths and times for the whole task and its sub-segments. CVA patients showed similar path lengths but prolonged movement times and less executed sub-segments in comparison with age-matched control subjects


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventICNR2014 International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 24 Jun 201426 Jun 2014


ConferenceICNR2014 International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation