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Rehabilitation of Balance-Impaired Stroke Patients Through Audio-Visual Biofeedback

  • Cristina Gheorghe
  • Thomas Nissen
  • Daniel Christensen
  • Paula EpureEmail author
  • Anthony Brooks
  • Eva Petersson Brooks
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9177)

Abstract

This study explored how audio-visual biofeedback influences physical balance of seven balance-impaired stroke patients, between 33–70 years-of-age. The setup included a bespoke balance board and a music rhythm game. The procedure was designed as follows: (1) a control group who performed a balance training exercise without any technological input, (2) a visual biofeedback group, performing via visual input, and (3) an audio-visual biofeedback group, performing via audio and visual input. Results retrieved from comparisons between the data sets (2) and (3) suggested superior postural stability between test sessions for (2). Regarding the data set (1), the testers were less motivated to perform training exercises although their performance was superior to (2) and (3). Conclusions are that the audio component motivated patients to train although the physical performance was decreased.

Keywords

Audio-visual biofeedback Stroke rehabilitation Postural stability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina Gheorghe
    • 1
  • Thomas Nissen
    • 1
  • Daniel Christensen
    • 1
  • Paula Epure
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anthony Brooks
    • 1
  • Eva Petersson Brooks
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Media TechnologyAalborg UniversityEsbjergDenmark

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