NeuroKinect is the study of movement related neurologic diseases. In order to evaluate the movement acuities, a revolutionary, non-wearable, low-cost 3D vision sensor is being used, the Kinect Sensor. The Kinect provides us several streams of information (i.e. color, depth, skeleton and infrared information) which are then used to 3D quantify the movement pattern of each individual.

NeuroKinect is being used to quantify:

  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • FAP (Paramiloidosis)


Epileptic seizures are often accompanied by uncoordinated movement. From the clinicians perspective, uncoordinated seizure motion pattern of the patient’s body is considered as valuable evidence in the identification not only of the presence of a seizure but also its source.

Parkinson’s Disease

Movement-related diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), affect progressively the motor function.
For that purpose, we present a RGB-D camera (Microsoft Kinect) system and its evaluation for PD assessment.

Key Papers:

FAP (Paramiloidosis)

Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP) is a rare neurologic disease caused by an autosomal dominant genetic mutation that specially affects the peripheral nervous system.

The gait pattern of FAP patients is described as similar to the gait pattern of diabetic neuropathy, called steppage (pendent feet and bent knee), but it has never been quantified. This project aims at describing and quantifying the motor impairment of this population, focusing on gait.

Key Papers:

  • C. Andrade, “A peculiar form of peripheral neuropathy – familial atypical generalized amyloidosis with special involvement of the peripheral nerves,” Brain, vol. 75, pp. 408-427, 1952.
  • M. D. David Adams, Ph.D., “Recent advances in the treatment of familial amyloid polyneuropathy,” Ther Adv Neurol Disord, vol. 6, pp. 129 – 139, 2013.