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Sensor-based balance training with motion feedback in people with mild cognitive impairment

Michael Schwenk, PhD, et al.

Impairment in cognitive function may result in balance disorders. Its presence can adversely affect activities of daily living because safe mobility requires adequate balance control. This pilot study reports the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a novel balance training program incorporating wearable sensor feedback during weight shifting and virtual obstacle crossing activities. The training program was found to be a feasible, safe, and enjoyable activity in memory clinic patients with confirmed mild cognitive impairment. Balance improved after only 4 wk of biweekly training. In the future, larger studies may further validate the use of this training.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.05.0089

Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 945 — 958


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Schwenk M, Sabbagh M, Lin I, Morgan P, Grewal GS, Mohler J, Coon DW, Najafi B. Sensor-based balance training with motion feedback in people with mild cognitive impairment. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):945–58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.05.0089
ORCID: Michael Schwenk, PhD: 0000-0003-2002-2656; Bijan Najafi, PhD: 0000-0002-0320-8101
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