Movement training and assessment with 3D virtual reality for Parkinson’s disease patient

Chien An Chen, Hsiao Yu Lee, Zong Syuan Huang, Chao Chen Lo, Jia Jin J. Chen, Yu Lin Wang, Kao Chang Lin

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Abstract

Balance problems such as inability to maintain stability and postural transition are common in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). In clinical, visual cues are used as rehabilitation program in improving postural stability. Ball catching movement is considered a kind of suitable training program for PD patients because of its characteristics of eyehand- foot coordination. Furthermore, studies have shown that optical flow could provide motion perceptions and improve movement performance of PD patients. The purpose of this study was to develop a 3D virtual reality (VR) training system for providing optical flow information during catching virtual balls under standing and one-step forward movements for subjects with PD. The arm-trunk movement and trunk movement were utilized as the assessment indices of balance and postural control by inertial sensors attached on waist and bilateral of wrists. The balance training system accompanied with evaluation system demonstrated that armtrunk control and balance on ball catching performance of PD patients could be improved with optical flow information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 2015
EditorsDavid A. Jaffray
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages1120-1123
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319193878
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 2015 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2015 Jun 72015 Jun 12

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume51
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Other

OtherWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 2015
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period15-06-0715-06-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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