Balance

In this paper, we propose a mecanum-built perturbation-based balance training (M-PBT) device to train a person with a neurological disorder or an elderly person to regain their deteriorated motor adaptive skill to prevent a fall. The following are the features of the device: to challenge the trainees to predict the fall direction, the device (1) generates multi-directional fall options that simulate a slip and trip scenario; (2) is portable to assist in-patients’ rehabilitation; (3) possesses qualities of modified constraint-induced movement therapy (mCIMT).

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In this paper, we propose a mecanum-built perturbation-based balance training (M-PBT) device to train a person with a neurological disorder or an elderly person to regain their deteriorated motor adaptive skill to prevent a fall. The following are the features of the device: to challenge the trainees to predict the fall direction, the device (1) generates multi-directional fall options that simulate a slip and trip scenario; (2) is portable to assist in-patients’ rehabilitation; (3) possesses qualities of modified constraint-induced movement therapy (mCIMT).

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