Gonzalez-Fernandez M.,Polytechnic University of Valencia |
Gil-Gomez J.-A.,Polytechnic University of Valencia |
Alcaniz M.,Polytechnic University of Valencia |
Noe E.,Fund Institute Valenciano Neurorrehab Fivan |
Colomer C.,Fund Institute Valenciano Neurorrehab Fivan
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | Year: 2010
eBaViR is a virtual rehabilitation system, which has been developed for balance rehabilitation for patients suffering from acquired brain injury. It is a game-based system that uses a low-cost interface, the Nintendo Wii Balance Board. The games have been specifically designed with the help of experts in the rehabilitation of balance disorders and can be adapted to patients according to their needs. We present an experimental study that has been carried out using the system. The aim of the study is to determine whether this setup could be applied as a Virtual Rehabilitation System for balance rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury. We randomly divided patients into two groups: a trial group and a control group. The trial group used eBaViR system during the rehabilitation sessions, and the control group followed traditional rehabilitation sessions. We obtained encouraging results. © 2010 The Interactive Media Institute and IOS Press. All rights reserved.