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Introducing a feedback training system for guided home rehabilitation.

Kohler F, Schmitz-Rode T, Disselhorst-Klug C - J Neuroeng Rehabil (2010)

Bottom Line: As the number of people requiring orthopaedic intervention is growing, individualized physiotherapeutic rehabilitation and adequate postoperative care becomes increasingly relevant.The chances of improvement in the patients condition is directly related to the performance and consistency of the physiotherapeutic exercises.In this paper a smart, cost-effective and easy to use Feedback Training System for home rehabilitation based on standard resistive elements is introduced.Thus physiotherapeutic training can be extended into the home environment whilst ensuring a high quality of training.

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Affiliation: Dept of Rehabilitation- and Prevention Engineering, Institute of Applied Medical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Helmholtz Institute, Pauwelsstr 20, Aachen, 52074, Germany. kohler@hia.rwth-aachen.de

ABSTRACT
As the number of people requiring orthopaedic intervention is growing, individualized physiotherapeutic rehabilitation and adequate postoperative care becomes increasingly relevant. The chances of improvement in the patients condition is directly related to the performance and consistency of the physiotherapeutic exercises.In this paper a smart, cost-effective and easy to use Feedback Training System for home rehabilitation based on standard resistive elements is introduced. This ensures high accuracy of the exercises performed and offers guidance and control to the patient by offering direct feedback about the performance of the movements.46 patients were recruited and performed standard physiotherapeutic training to evaluate the system. The results show a significant increase in the patient's ability to reproduce even simple physiotherapeutic exercises when being supported by the Feedback Training System. Thus physiotherapeutic training can be extended into the home environment whilst ensuring a high quality of training.

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Visual Online Feedback: Visual Feedback of the given force path of two repetitions with 5 seconds per movement, a maximum amplitude of 20N and an allowed corridor of the width b. The moving Cursor represents the actual force and its path is displayed as well.
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Figure 4: Visual Online Feedback: Visual Feedback of the given force path of two repetitions with 5 seconds per movement, a maximum amplitude of 20N and an allowed corridor of the width b. The moving Cursor represents the actual force and its path is displayed as well.

Mentions: The feedback is presented as an oscilloscope-like visualisation (Figure 4). The user sees the given force path and can anticipate its progression over time including amplitude, path, speed and number of repetitions. The resulting force of the actual movement is presented as a moving cursor that draws a path on the screen, while the user pursues his training movements. By comparing the given forth path with the actual performed one the user can identify errors and correct them.


Introducing a feedback training system for guided home rehabilitation.

Kohler F, Schmitz-Rode T, Disselhorst-Klug C - J Neuroeng Rehabil (2010)

Visual Online Feedback: Visual Feedback of the given force path of two repetitions with 5 seconds per movement, a maximum amplitude of 20N and an allowed corridor of the width b. The moving Cursor represents the actual force and its path is displayed as well.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: Visual Online Feedback: Visual Feedback of the given force path of two repetitions with 5 seconds per movement, a maximum amplitude of 20N and an allowed corridor of the width b. The moving Cursor represents the actual force and its path is displayed as well.
Mentions: The feedback is presented as an oscilloscope-like visualisation (Figure 4). The user sees the given force path and can anticipate its progression over time including amplitude, path, speed and number of repetitions. The resulting force of the actual movement is presented as a moving cursor that draws a path on the screen, while the user pursues his training movements. By comparing the given forth path with the actual performed one the user can identify errors and correct them.

Bottom Line: As the number of people requiring orthopaedic intervention is growing, individualized physiotherapeutic rehabilitation and adequate postoperative care becomes increasingly relevant.The chances of improvement in the patients condition is directly related to the performance and consistency of the physiotherapeutic exercises.In this paper a smart, cost-effective and easy to use Feedback Training System for home rehabilitation based on standard resistive elements is introduced.Thus physiotherapeutic training can be extended into the home environment whilst ensuring a high quality of training.

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Affiliation: Dept of Rehabilitation- and Prevention Engineering, Institute of Applied Medical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Helmholtz Institute, Pauwelsstr 20, Aachen, 52074, Germany. kohler@hia.rwth-aachen.de

ABSTRACT
As the number of people requiring orthopaedic intervention is growing, individualized physiotherapeutic rehabilitation and adequate postoperative care becomes increasingly relevant. The chances of improvement in the patients condition is directly related to the performance and consistency of the physiotherapeutic exercises.In this paper a smart, cost-effective and easy to use Feedback Training System for home rehabilitation based on standard resistive elements is introduced. This ensures high accuracy of the exercises performed and offers guidance and control to the patient by offering direct feedback about the performance of the movements.46 patients were recruited and performed standard physiotherapeutic training to evaluate the system. The results show a significant increase in the patient's ability to reproduce even simple physiotherapeutic exercises when being supported by the Feedback Training System. Thus physiotherapeutic training can be extended into the home environment whilst ensuring a high quality of training.

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