A portable audio-biofeedback system to improve postural control

M. Dozza, L. Chiari, Fay Horak

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Abstract

This paper introduces a portable audio-biofeedback (ABF) system that encodes the signals provided by a linear accelerometric sensor into a stereo sound. This sound is relayed to the subjects via headphones and can enhance the ability of subjects to perceive trunk accelerations. We tested this system on nine healthy subjects while they stood in three conditions listening to the ABF representation of their trunk accelerations. The ABF significantly improved the subjects' balance in all three conditions. The subjects reported that they were comfortable wearing and using the ABF device. Results suggest that devices such as this ABF system may be used for balance training and balance rehabilitation therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages4799-4802
Number of pages4
Volume26 VII
StatePublished - 2004
EventConference Proceedings - 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2004 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 1 2004Sep 5 2004

Other

OtherConference Proceedings - 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2004
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period9/1/049/5/04

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Biofeedback
Acoustic waves
Headphones
Patient rehabilitation
Sensors

Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • Acoustic feedback
  • Balance
  • Dynamometric platform
  • Postural control
  • Prosthesis
  • Wearable sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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Dozza, M., Chiari, L., & Horak, F. (2004). A portable audio-biofeedback system to improve postural control. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Vol. 26 VII, pp. 4799-4802)

A portable audio-biofeedback system to improve postural control. / Dozza, M.; Chiari, L.; Horak, Fay.

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 26 VII 2004. p. 4799-4802.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dozza, M, Chiari, L & Horak, F 2004, A portable audio-biofeedback system to improve postural control. in Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. vol. 26 VII, pp. 4799-4802, Conference Proceedings - 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2004, San Francisco, CA, United States, 9/1/04.
Dozza M, Chiari L, Horak F. A portable audio-biofeedback system to improve postural control. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 26 VII. 2004. p. 4799-4802
Dozza, M. ; Chiari, L. ; Horak, Fay. / A portable audio-biofeedback system to improve postural control. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 26 VII 2004. pp. 4799-4802
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