The aim of this analysis was to assess whether five weeks of training with virtual reality (VR) in a clinical setting can reduce the risk of falls in a variety of older adults. Thirty-four participants attending the VR clinic were studied. Participants underwent 15 training sessions consisting of walking on a treadmill with a VR simulation. Significant improvements were observed in gait speed, the Four Square Step Test and the Timed Up and Go. Treadmill training with VR appears to be an effective and practical clinical tool to improve mobility and reduce fall risk in older adults.
|Title of host publication||Recent Advances on Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Rehabilitation|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (all)