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Virtual cues and functional mobility of people with Parkinson's disease: A single-subject pilot study

Tatiana A. Kaminsky, MS, OTR, et al.

Figure. Prototype of virtual cueing spectacles (VCS) used in study.

We studied six adults with Parkinson's disease (PD) and freezing or shuffling walking patterns using Virtual Cueing Spectacles (VCS). Outcomes included losses of balance, freezes, walking patterns, the PD Questionnaire-39, and an exit interview. Data were tracked before, during, and after use of VCS. All participants used the VCS in their homes and communities. We found that some people with PD who used VCS had shorter and/or fewer freezes. All participants were satisfied with VCS. Use of VCS has promise for helping some adults with PD walk better.


Volume 44 Number 3 2007
Pages 437 — 448


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