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Biofeedback in rehabilitation

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, January 2013
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Title
Biofeedback in rehabilitation
Published in
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1743-0003-10-60
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Authors

Oonagh M Giggins, Ulrik Persson, Brian Caulfield

Abstract

This paper reviews the literature relating to the biofeedback used in physical rehabilitation. The biofeedback methods used in rehabilitation are based on biomechanical measurements and measurements of the physiological systems of the body. The physiological systems of the body which can be measured to provide biofeedback are the neuromuscular system, the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system. Neuromuscular biofeedback methods include electromyography (EMG) biofeedback and real-time ultrasound imaging (RTUS) biofeedback. EMG biofeedback is the most widely investigated method of biofeedback and appears to be effective in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions and in post cardiovascular accident (CVA) rehabilitation. RTUS biofeedback has been demonstrated effective in the treatment of low back pain (LBP) and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Cardiovascular biofeedback methods have been shown to be effective in the treatment of a number of health conditions such as hypertension, heart failure, asthma, fibromyalgia and even psychological disorders however a systematic review in this field has yet to be conducted. Similarly, the number of large scale studies examining the use of respiratory biofeedback in rehabilitation is limited. Measurements of movement, postural control and force output can be made using a number of different devices and used to deliver biomechanical biofeedback. Inertial based sensing biofeedback is the most widely researched biomechanical biofeedback method, with a number of studies showing it to be effective in improving measures of balance in a number of populations. Other types of biomechanical biofeedback include force plate systems, electrogoniometry, pressure biofeedback and camera based systems however the evidence for these is limited. Biofeedback is generally delivered using visual displays, acoustic or haptic signals, however more recently virtual reality (VR) or exergaming technology have been used as biofeedback signals. VR and exergaming technology have been primarily investigated in post-CVA rehabilitation, however, more recent work has shown this type of biofeedback to be effective in improving exercise technique in musculoskeletal populations. While a number of studies in this area have been conducted, further large scale studies and reviews investigating different biofeedback applications in different clinical populations are required.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 <1%
Brazil 5 <1%
Germany 4 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
France 3 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Other 5 <1%
Unknown 982 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 195 19%
Student > Bachelor 174 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 153 15%
Researcher 83 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 69 7%
Other 186 18%
Unknown 154 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 208 21%
Engineering 201 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 129 13%
Sports and Recreations 58 6%
Neuroscience 50 5%
Other 166 16%
Unknown 202 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 134. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 April 2021.
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#196,059
of 19,003,560 outputs
Outputs from Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
#8
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#1,532
of 168,037 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
#1
of 21 outputs
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