Balance Rehabilitation System for Parkinson's Disease Patients based on Augmented Reality

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Abstract

Parkinson's disease (PD) has an average onset age of 55 years old. Its incidence increases with age. Due to an aging demographic, PD poses an increasing burden on patients and health care resources. PD causes tremors, rigidity, abnormal gait, postural instability, and freezing of gait. These symptoms diminish patients' quality of life. Continuous rehabilitation of PD patients is more effective in the long term than either pharmacotherapy or surgical treatment. Nevertheless, a patient's motivation for rehabilitation suffers from the difficulties associated with the need for frequent visits to a rehabilitation center. The purpose of this study is to develop a serious game based on augmented reality for the rehabilitation of patients with PD. The game was designed to allow patients with PD to ambulate while following virtual visual cues in a real environment as well as incorporated levels with increasing difficulty. We assess improvements in gait and a sense of balance after 3 weeks of training. The results show that all patients have had improvements in these two outcomes. The results of this study provide references for future study and develop more or methods of playing rehabilitation games.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd IEEE Eurasia Conference on IOT, Communication and Engineering 2020, ECICE 2020
EditorsTeen-Hang Meen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages191-194
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728180601
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 23
Event2nd IEEE Eurasia Conference on IOT, Communication and Engineering, ECICE 2020 - Yunlin, Taiwan
Duration: 2020 Oct 232020 Oct 25

Publication series

Name2nd IEEE Eurasia Conference on IOT, Communication and Engineering 2020, ECICE 2020

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE Eurasia Conference on IOT, Communication and Engineering, ECICE 2020
CountryTaiwan
CityYunlin
Period20-10-2320-10-25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation

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