Ethan Marshall

BMedSc Student

Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch

Thesis Working Title: Artificial Intelligence (AI) motion capture for evaluation and diagnosis in Parkinson's Disease (PD)


Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the fastest growing neurological disorder, with diagnosis and monitoring of symptom severity relying upon clinical judgement. I will be filming a cohort of patients and healthy controls in order to demonstrate that Artificial Intelligence (AI) computer vision and machine learning performs as well as, or better than, the gold standards of conventional expert clinical assessment and formal accelerometry in detection and measurement of motor abnormalities in PD.