An FPGA Based Tracking Implementation for Parkinson's Patients

Giuseppe Conti, Marcos Quintana, Pedro Malagón, David Jiménez
2020 Sensors  
This paper presents a study on the optimization of the tracking system designed for patients with Parkinson's disease tested at a day hospital center. The work performed significantly improves the efficiency of the computer vision based system in terms of energy consumption and hardware requirements. More specifically, it optimizes the performances of the background subtraction by segmenting every frame previously characterized by a Gaussian mixture model (GMM). This module is the most
more » ... part in terms of computation resources, and therefore, this paper proposes a method for its implementation by means of a low-cost development board based on Zynq XC7Z020 SoC (system on chip). The platform used is the ZedBoard, which combines an ARM Processor unit and a FPGA. It achieves real-time performance and low power consumption while performing the target request accurately. The results and achievements of this study, validated in real medical settings, are discussed and analyzed within.
doi:10.3390/s20113189 pmid:32512749 pmcid:PMC7309050 fatcat:7shbbbt62bbtzk5nito5fhufku