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Evaluation of effects of balance training from using wobble board-based exergaming system by MSE and MMSE techniques

  • Chien-Chih Wang
  • Bernard C. Jiang
  • Wei-Chieh Lin
Original Research

Abstract

Balance is an important criterion in assessing health. The lack of exercise of most young people leads to an increased risk of balance abnormity as part of irregular lifestyles. This paper examines the effect of training with an interactive exercise game on young people’s balance after 1 month. The experiment and analysis followed a three-stage design. Initially, gait function testing was conducted to determine a datum point for the situation at the outset; next, a Gym Top balance trainer was used for training; finally, balance was measured with a force plate and center of pressure signals were collected. Differences in balance before and after training were analyzed with multiscale entropy and multivariate multiscale entropy methods. 12 healthy young people were recruited for the experiment. Statistical analysis of the gait test observations revealed that the number of times of standing and sitting increased significantly after training. Multiscale entropy analysis showed that the multiscale entropy curve was higher after training than before training. Multivariate multiscale entropy analysis showed that balance after training was greater than before training. These results demonstrate that the balance of young people was improved after training with a balance trainer eight times a month.

Keywords

Center of pressure Experimental design Statistical analysis Multiscale entropy Multivariate multiscale entropy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and ManagementMing Chi University of TechnologyNew TaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Industrial ManagementNational Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Industrial Engineering and ManagementYuan Ze UniversityChung-LiTaiwan

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