Impaired postural control and diminished mobility are common among older adults, especially among patients with neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's disease (PD). Unfortunately, traditional therapeutic approaches are often not effective at treating these motor deficits [1, 2]. Previous work has demonstrated that auditory biofeedback (ABF) may be used to enhance postural control in patients with bilateral vestibular dysfunction [3]. We speculated that ABF could be applied to augment feedback and treat the motor deficits common in aging and PD and tested the hypothesis that four weeks of training with automated ABF enhances postural control, gait, mobility and health-related quality of life in patients with PD.

Automated auditory biofeedback training to enhance postural control and mobility in patients with Parkinson's disease: preliminary results from SENSACTION-AAL

CHIARI, LORENZO;
2009

Abstract

Impaired postural control and diminished mobility are common among older adults, especially among patients with neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's disease (PD). Unfortunately, traditional therapeutic approaches are often not effective at treating these motor deficits [1, 2]. Previous work has demonstrated that auditory biofeedback (ABF) may be used to enhance postural control in patients with bilateral vestibular dysfunction [3]. We speculated that ABF could be applied to augment feedback and treat the motor deficits common in aging and PD and tested the hypothesis that four weeks of training with automated ABF enhances postural control, gait, mobility and health-related quality of life in patients with PD.
Proceedings of the XIX Conference of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR)
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A. Mirelman; T. Herman; I. Maidan; L. Chiari; A. Zijlstra; S. Nicolai; J.M. Hausdorff
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