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At-home training with closed-loop augmented-reality cueing device for improving gait in patients with Parkinson disease

Alberto J. Espay, MD, MSc, et al.

Figure 1. Virtual (augmented) reality goggles used in this study containing built-in LCD screen, which projects floor tiles when subjects are moving, and earphones that sound step-matched cue as determined by connected sensor strapped at belt.

Patients with Parkinson disease (PD) sometimes have difficulties with walking, such as shuffling, short steps, or freezing. Environmental cues may help resolve some of these problems. We examined the role of the two cues, visual and auditory, as conveyed by a device (specialized goggles) to help these patients with walking. We found that these visual and auditory cues may have a role as generated by an easy-to-use device to improve the gait of people with PD.

Volume 47, Number 6, 2010
   Pages 573 — 582

This article and all supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Espay AJ, Baram Y, Kumar Dwivedi A, Shukla R, Gartner M, Gaines L, Duker AP, Revilla FJ. At-home training with closed-loop augmented-reality cueing device for improving gait in patients with Parkinson disease.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010;47(6):573-82
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2009.10.0165


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