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Author Rocchi, Laura ♦ Farella, Elisabetta ♦ Benocci, Marco ♦ Santarmou, Effie ♦ Benini, Luca ♦ Chiari, Lorenzo
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract AIMS. The study presents a system for rehabilitation of balance control that integrates the most recent technology advances with the last findings about motor control and rehabilitation-engineering. The system design, based on palmtop computer and body sensors networks, has a modular architecture, both hardware and software, to allow the expansion for a wide range of applications and users. BACKGROUND. Technology advances in wireless communications, miniaturized sensors and low power design have open new prospective for relevant biomedical applications, in particular when unobtrusiveness and ubiquitous availability are critical requirements, as in daily-life monitoring and movement tracking. In the field of human motion tracking, wearable technology are attracting significant interest in the scientific community, in the filed of computer assisted rehabilitation, motion tracking for athletes or high-risk patients. However, only few studies have already developed specific clinical applications. One relevant application, with notable clinical impact [1] has been recently proposed, that implements a system based on audio-biofeedback and motion tracking designed to train and aid balance in case of impairment of the afferent sensory systems [2,3]. The system
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study