Two-week rehabilitation with auditory biofeedback prosthesis reduces whole body angular momentum range during walking in stroke patients with hemiplegia: A randomized controlled trial

Dai Owaki, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Keita Honda, Shin Ichi Izumi

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Abstract

Walking rehabilitation is challenging in stroke patients with sensory impairments. In this study, we examined the two-week effect of an auditory biofeedback prosthesis, Auditory Foot (AF), on the change in the frontal whole body angular momentum (WBAM) range, before and after a two-week walking rehabilitation. We conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT). We employed statistical Bayesian modeling to understand the mechanism of the rehabilitation effect and predict the expected effect in new patients. The best-performing model indicated that the frontal WBAM range was reduced in the AF group by 12.9–28.7%. This suggests that the use of kinesthetic biofeedback in gait rehabilitation contributes to the suppression of frontal WBAM, resulting in an improved walking balance function in stroke patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1461
JournalBrain Sciences
Volume11
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Nov

Keywords

  • Auditory biofeedback
  • Effect prediction
  • Statistical modeling
  • Stroke
  • Two-week rehabilitation effect
  • Walking rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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