Development and user evaluation of a virtual rehabilitation system for wobble board balance training

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dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Diarmaid
dc.contributor.author Trakarnratanakul, Nanthana
dc.contributor.author Dunne, Lucy
dc.contributor.author Smyth, Barry
dc.contributor.author Caulfield, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-18T13:49:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-18T13:49:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2008, IEEE en
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4244-1814-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1200
dc.description 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Vancouver, August 20-24, 2008 en
dc.description.abstract We have developed a prototype virtual reality based balance training system using a single inertial orientation sensor attached to the upper surface of a wobble board. This input device has been interfaced with an open source computer game known as Neverball. Users can exercise with the system by standing on the wobble board and tilting it to control an on-screen environment. To evaluate the usability our prototype system we undertook a user evaluation study on twelve healthy novice participants. Participants were required to set up the system using an instruction manual and then perform balance exercises with the system. Following this period of exercise a post hoc usability evaluation questionnaire know as VRUSE was completed by participants. Results indicated a high level of usability in all categories evaluated. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.format.extent 305147 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IEEE Press en
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society : personalized healthcare through technology en
dc.subject.lcsh Virtual reality--Therapeutic use en
dc.subject.lcsh Rehabilitation technology--Evaluation en
dc.subject.lcsh Computer games--Therapeutic use en
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise therapy--Technological innovations
dc.title Development and user evaluation of a virtual rehabilitation system for wobble board balance training en
dc.type Conference Publication en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4650134 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4650134
dc.neeo.contributor Caulfield|Brian|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Dunne|Lucy|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Fitzgerald|Diarmaid|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Smyth|Barry|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Trakarnratanakul|Nanthana|aut|


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