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A Wearable Biofeedback Device to Increase Gait Swing Time Could Have Positive Effects on Gait among Older Adults

Alexandra Giraldo-Pedroza, Winson Chiu-Chun Lee, Wing-Kai Lam, Robyn Coman, Gursel Alici
2021 Sensors  
This study investigated whether using a wireless smart insole system that monitored and provided biofeedback to encourage an extension of swing time could increase stride length and hip flexion, while  ...  This study has demonstrated that this smart insole system modified positively the studied gait parameters in older adults and has the potential to improve their walking ability.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors thank the participants who volunteered their time and age care provider Warrigal. They also acknowledge the assistance of Ryan Drury and Benjamin Stephens-Fripp.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22010102 pmid:35009646 pmcid:PMC8747130 fatcat:lc5brrlv6bgijdcmly6vzobqje

Changes in gait and plantar foot loading upon using vibrotactile wearable biofeedback system in patients with stroke

Christina Zong-Hao Ma, Yong-Ping Zheng, Winson Chiu-Chun Lee
2017 Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation  
The positive results of this study further support the development of wearable biofeedback devices for improving gait of patients with stroke.  ...  The positive results of this study further support the development 23 of wearable biofeedback devices for improving gait of patients with stroke. 24  ...  ., The effects of foot and ankle 333 devices on balance, gait and falls in adults with sensory perception loss: a 334 systematic review protocol.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10749357.2017.1380339 pmid:28950803 fatcat:oamgmbe2nbhyvbjivqf2ezci24

Balance Improvement Effects of Biofeedback Systems with State-of-the-Art Wearable Sensors: A Systematic Review

Christina Ma, Duo Wong, Wing Lam, Anson Wan, Winson Lee
2016 Sensors  
Most previous studies suggested that biofeedback devices were effective in enhancing static and dynamic balance in healthy young and older adults, and patients with balance and gait disorders.  ...  Most previous studies suggested that biofeedback devices were effective in enhancing static and dynamic balance in healthy young and older adults, and patients with balance and gait disorders.  ...  of real-time biofeedback could have the potential effect of improving balance.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s16040434 pmid:27023558 pmcid:PMC4850948 fatcat:h3u2vhgfgnbizmrttpor76qlj4

Wearable Devices for Biofeedback Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis to Design Application Rules and Estimate the Effectiveness on Balance and Gait Outcomes in Neurological Diseases

Thomas Bowman, Elisa Gervasoni, Chiara Arienti, Stefano Giuseppe Lazzerini, Stefano Negrini, Simona Crea, Davide Cattaneo, Maria Chiara Carrozza
2021 Sensors  
To explore these aspects and estimate the effectiveness of wearable device biofeedback rehabilitation on balance and gait, we conducted a systematic review by electronic search on MEDLINE, PubMed, Web  ...  However, wearable device biofeedback rehabilitation seems to provide positive effects on dynamic balance and gait for PwND, but higher-quality RCTs with larger sample sizes are needed for stronger conclusions  ...  Acknowledgements: We would like to thank Kevin Russell Bateman for his contribution in the revision of the proper grammar and language of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21103444 pmid:34063355 pmcid:PMC8156914 fatcat:u34ddmrlrrb73edqmzduiucobu

Feasibility evaluation of a dual-mode ankle exoskeleton to assist and restore community ambulation in older adults

Ying Fang, Karl Harshe, Jason R. Franz, Zachary F. Lerner
2022 Wearable Technologies  
Methods We recruited six older adults (68–83 years old) to evaluate acute metabolic and neuromuscular adaption to ankle exoskeleton assistance and to evaluate the potential for ankle resistance with biofeedback  ...  Resistance increased stance-phase soleus iEMG by 18–186% and stance-phase average positive ankle power by 9–88%.  ...  gait training with wearable ankle resistance and biofeedback should be explored in a larger follow-on study.  ... 
doi:10.1017/wtc.2022.12 fatcat:eawfskb75fe6zprjkszq7rifcy

Feasibility of Augmenting Ankle Exoskeleton Walking Performance with Step Length Biofeedback in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

Ying Fang, Zachary F. Lerner
2021 IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering  
Seeking to improve the effectiveness of gait training in this patient population, this study developed and assessed the feasibility of a real-time biofeedback mechanism to augment untethered ankle exoskeleton-assisted  ...  Our findings suggest that providing real-time biofeedback and using step length as the target can be effective for increasing the rate at which individuals with CP improve their gait mechanics when walking  ...  Lerneris a Co-Founder of university spin-off ankle exoskeleton company.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsre.2021.3055796 pmid:33523814 pmcid:PMC7968126 fatcat:72ytdnrpejhcncooidchl2x6c4

Improved walking ability with wearable robot-assisted training in patients suffering chronic stroke

Lifang Li, Li Ding, Na Chen, Yurong Mao, Dongfeng Huang, Le Li, Feng Liu, Dong-Hoon Lee, Ricardo Lagoa, Sandeep Kumar
2015 Bio-medical materials and engineering  
The peak moment of hip flexor, knee extensor, and plantar flexor, which all contributed to push-off power, were found to have increased after training.  ...  The aim of this small case series was to demonstrate the training effects of a three-week robotic leg orthosis, and to investigate possible mechanisms of the sensory-motor alterations and improvements  ...  In this study, a wearable RLO was used to demonstrate the effects of RLO training on gait performance in chronic stroke patients.  ... 
doi:10.3233/bme-151320 pmid:26406020 fatcat:7wedjbhas5dptffclcmwo4mhia

Wearable Sensor Systems for Fall Risk Assessment: A Review

Sophini Subramaniam, Abu Ilius Faisal, M. Jamal Deen
2022 Frontiers in Digital Health  
Wearable sensor systems have been used to assess fall risk and detect falls while providing additional meaningful information regarding gait characteristics.  ...  This article reviews inertial sensor-based and insole-based wearable devices that were developed for applications related to falls.  ...  Wei Jiang and Ronald Luo based on their research experience.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fdgth.2022.921506 pmid:35911615 pmcid:PMC9329588 fatcat:6zdj44mqffaqtmvarwzq4xv3ey

Use of Wearable Sensor Technology in Gait, Balance, and Range of Motion Analysis

Steven Díaz, Jeannie B. Stephenson, Miguel A. Labrador
2019 Applied Sciences  
Physical therapists provide interventions to improve patient's functional outcomes, yet balance and gait are often evaluated in a subjective and observational manner.  ...  This paper surveys the state-of-the-art in wearable sensor technology in gait, balance, and range of motion research.  ...  and the National Science Foundation under grants No. 1458928 and 1645025, An REU Site on Ubiquitous Sensing.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10010234 fatcat:odh7kxyq4zh55afkl5bmfdybdi

Gait Biomechanics for Fall Prevention among Older Adults

Hanatsu Nagano
2022 Applied Sciences  
Biomechanical concepts can be practically applied to various everyday settings for fall prevention among the older population.  ...  Minimum foot clearance (MFC) is the lowest vertical height of the foot during the mid-swing phase and indicates the risk of tripping.  ...  A biomechanical understanding of falls among older adults can be applied to practical solutions to reduce falls risks.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app12136660 fatcat:yrc4cgemenbdrhlwjbunkarhyu

Biofeedback Systems for Gait Rehabilitation of Individuals with Lower-Limb Amputation: A Systematic Review

Rafael Escamilla-Nunez, Alexandria Michelini, Jan Andrysek
2020 Sensors  
Individuals with lower-limb amputation often have gait deficits and diminished mobility function. Biofeedback systems have the potential to improve gait rehabilitation outcomes.  ...  The literature search was conducted on six databases and 31 full-text articles were included in this review. Most studies found biofeedback to be effective in improving gait.  ...  to increase stance time on the prosthetic limb.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20061628 pmid:32183338 fatcat:icvsqkvonvfpflqytjpifbakme

A Vibrotactile and Plantar Force Measurement-Based Biofeedback System: Paving the Way towards Wearable Balance-Improving Devices

Christina Ma, Anson Wan, Duo Wong, Yong-Ping Zheng, Winson Lee
2015 Sensors  
Little attempt has been made to investigate the use of in-shoe plantar force measurement and wireless technology to turn hospital training biofeedback systems into wearable devices.  ...  Abstract Although biofeedback systems have been used to improve balance with success, they were confined to hospital training applications.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank all the subjects who participated in the study. This work  ... 
doi:10.3390/s151229883 pmid:26694399 pmcid:PMC4721802 fatcat:65aweruyfzhgbndoxcvpz5uqzu

Recent Advances in Quantitative Gait Analysis using Wearable Sensors: A Review

Yonatan Hutabarat, Dai Owaki, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe
2021 IEEE Sensors Journal  
A wearable inertial measurement unit (IMU) attached to the lower limb region was found to be the most common approach for gait analysis.  ...  A total of 76 articles were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria.  ...  Wearable inertial sensors have also been used in biofeedback systems for gait and balance training of PD subjects [17] , [18] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/jsen.2021.3119658 fatcat:mad32ririzhnxhgf3smuw7efme

Insole-Based Systems for Health Monitoring: Current Solutions and Research Challenges

Sophini Subramaniam, Sumit Majumder, Abu Ilius Faisal, M. Jamal Deen
2022 Sensors  
The proposed device can have a multitude of applications, such as for pathology detection, tracking medical conditions and analyzing gait characteristics.  ...  Wearable health monitoring devices allow for measuring physiological parameters without restricting individuals' daily activities, providing information that is reflective of an individual's health and  ...  An Intelligent biofeedback system for older adults. Figure 12 . 12 Figure 12. An Intelligent biofeedback system for older adults. Figure 13 . 13 Figure13.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22020438 pmid:35062398 pmcid:PMC8780030 fatcat:uhlqpgmhpncllijyuf34od5g3q

A Comparative Review of Footwear-Based Wearable Systems

Nagaraj Hegde, Matthew Bries, Edward Sazonov
2016 Electronics  
The article also attempts to shed light on some of the most recent developments in the field along with the future work required to advance the field.  ...  The reviewed application scenarios include gait monitoring, plantar pressure measurement, posture and activity classification, body weight and energy expenditure estimation, biofeedback, navigation, and  ...  Donovan et al. have worked on a shoe-based biofeedback device to assist people with chronic ankle instability [97] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics5030048 fatcat:kkkjj7ys5nenzeluvhv2qh64tq
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