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Effect of visual feedback on the performance of the star excursion balance test

Wan, Yi, Davies, Jennifer, Button, Kate and Al-Amri, Mohammad 2019. Effect of visual feedback on the performance of the star excursion balance test. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering 6 , pp. 1-6. 10.1177/2055668319862139

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Abstract

Introduction Visual feedback is an effective method to enhance postural and balance control in clinical and sports training. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of real-time visual feedback provided by a video camera on the performance of a dynamic balance test, which is the star excursion balance test in healthy subjects. Methods We compared the performance of the star excursion balance test using the maximum reach distance in 20 healthy participants (10 male and 10 female, 26.8 ± 3.7 years) under two conditions: without feedback and whilst they viewed their movements in real-time on a screen in front of them via a video camera. Results The results showed that real-time visual feedback had a significant effect on maximum reach distance of the star excursion balance test in the posterolateral direction (P < 0.001). There was a non-significant increase in the maximum reach distance in the anterior and posteromedial directions. Conclusion The result indicates that the real-time visual feedback appears to be an effective means for improving the performance of the star excursion balance test in the posterolateral direction, and may be a promising tool for clinical rehabilitation and athlete training to enhance dynamic postural control.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Arthritis Biomechanics Bioengineering Centre (ARUKBBC)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 2055-6683
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 September 2019
Date of Acceptance: 4 June 2019
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 10:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/125367

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