Keywords: augmented reality, rehabilitation, equilibrium, balance
On the use of augmented reality technology in the rehabilitation of patients with balance disorders
Analysis of the technical aspects of augmented reality systems (AR systems) for the rehabilitation of patients with impaired balance function is an important issue in medical practice. This study is an analysis of research on the use of AR systems for rehabilitating patients with balance problems. The study covered and analyzed 31 articles published between 2018 and 2023 that used various AR systems to rehabilitate patients with balance problems. The technical characteristics of AR systems were considered such as the type of devices used, functionality, accessibility, usability and effectiveness in the rehabilitation process. The results of the review showed that AR systems can be effective in the rehabilitation of patients with balance disorders, especially when traditional therapies are limited. Some of the systems can be used at home, which can reduce the need for hospital visits and reduce treatment costs. However, many of the AR systems still require improvements to enhance accuracy and usability as well as to improve accessibility for a wide range of patients. Therefore, AR systems are a promising tool in the rehabilitation of patients with balance disorder; however, in order to increase their effectiveness, the option of using AR systems together with other rehabilitation devices, e.g. with force platforms, should be considered.
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Keywords: augmented reality, rehabilitation, equilibrium, balance
For citation: Galushka M.S. Vishnevetsky V.Y. On the use of augmented reality technology in the rehabilitation of patients with balance disorders. Modeling, Optimization and Information Technology. 2023;11(3). Available from: https://moitvivt.ru/ru/journal/pdf?id=1392 DOI: 10.26102/2310-6018/2023.42.3.017 (In Russ).