A Groundbreaking Technology in Virtual Rehabilitation to Improve Falls in Older People
Falls are a common alteration in older community dwellers and represent a serious problem for these dwellers. With a high incidence in this type of population and high medical costs to treat them, the traditional sessions need to enrich with low-cost alternatives. Virtual Rehabilitation is a novel research area that provides playful, motivating and customizable environments that are very useful for therapeutic sessions. The sit-to-stand movement is a typical exercise that can reduce fear of falls and lessen fall risks, for this, we have created a groundbreaking technologic system that follows the rules of this exercise. The Neuro Balance (NBAL) system is an accessible tool to support rehabilitation of older people with fall histories. In this study, we have tested NBAL with a user satisfaction questionnaire to analyze the acceptance of our tool. The results showed that NBAL is a satisfactory tool to be tested on neurological patients in a near future.
KeywordsVirtual Rehabilitation Accessibility Lower limb disorders Satisfaction Human computer interaction
The authors would like to acknowledge the students for the participation and testing the study. This contribution was funded by the Gobierno de Aragón, Departamento de Industria e Innovación, y Fondo Social Europeo “Construyendo Europa desde Aragón”.
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