Negative biofeedback for enhancing proprioception training on wobble boards

Alpha Agape Gopalai, S. M.N.Arosha Senanayake

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Biofeedback has been identified to improve postural control and stability. A biofeedback system communicates with the humans' Central Nervous System through many available modalities, such as vibrotactile. The vibrotactile nature of feedback is presented in a simple and realistic manner, making the presentation of signals safe and easy to decipher. This work presents a wobble board training routine for rehabilitation combined with real-time biofeedback. The biofeedback was stimulated using a fuzzy inference system. The fuzzy system had two inputs and one output. Measurements to test this rehabilitation approach was taken in Eyes Open and Eyes Close states, with and without biofeedback while subjects stood on the wobble board. An independent T-test was conducted on the readings obtained to test for statistical significance. The goal of this work was to determine the feasibility of implementing a negative close-loop biofeedback system to assist in proprioceptor training utilizing wobble boards.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoft Computing in Industrial Applications
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783642205040
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventOnline World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications 2010 - Online, United States of America
Duration: 15 Nov 201027 Nov 2010
Conference number: 15th

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent and Soft Computing
Volume96 AISC
ISSN (Print)1867-5662


ConferenceOnline World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications 2010
Abbreviated titleWSC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America

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