Exercisers, Computer-Aided Training, Balance
Definition : Computer-aided training exercisers designed to assess and train a patient for balance. These exercisers typically consist of a force platform with handle rails, a screen that displays biofeedback information, and a computerized unit that monitors, compares, and analyzes the user's performance using test (static or dynamic) modes and/or or trains patient with static or dynamic training modes. Computer-aided training balance exercisers display real-time, visual feedback on screens during the balance test or training that patients can use to adjust their posture and balance. The devices are intended to assess and/or improve balance and the body's ability to sense and regulate the posture and movements using sensory receptors (proprioception). Computer-aided training exercisers are used mainly for programmed exercises, training, and/or physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Entry Terms : "Computerized Balance Systems"
UMDC code : 23675