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Laser light visual cueing for freezing of gait in Parkinson disease: A pilot study with male participants

Lisette Bunting-Perry, PhD, RN, et al.

Freezing of gait is a debilitating feature of Parkinson disease. We studied whether a laser beam attached to a rolling walker and projected onto the floor would reduce freezing episodes. The participants with Parkinson disease performed a timed walking task twice: once with the laser beam and once without the laser beam. For each trial, we recorded the time and number of steps taken to complete the task and the number of freezing episodes. As a group, the participants did not perform the tasks better with the laser beam than they did without it.

Volume 50 Number 2, 2013
   Pages 223 — 230


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Bunting-Perry L. Spindler M, Robinson KM, Noorigian J, Cianci HJ, Duda JE. Laser light visual cueing for freezing of gait in Parkinson disease: A pilot study with male participants. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(2):223–30.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.12.0255
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