Clinical experience using a 5 week treadmill training program with virtual reality to enhance gait

S. Shema, M. Brozgol, M. Dorfman, I. Maidan, O. Wachsler Yannai, N. Giladi, J. M. Hausdorff, A. Mirelman

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Abstract

Gait disorders and their resultant adverse effects are a major health problem. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to explore the efficacy of a 5-week VR clinical service to improve gait and mobility in subjects with a history of falls, mobility or stability dysfunction. 60 subjects received 15 sessions (3/week) of progressive intensive treadmill training while negotiating virtual obstacles. Significant improvements were observed in performance-based measures and endurance after completing the program. Treadmill training with VR appear to be an effective clinical tool. As a combined approach, this training may lead to further improvements in cognitive and functional aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages249-253
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479907748
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 10th International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

Publication series

Name2013 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013

Conference

Conference2013 10th International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period26/08/1329/08/13

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