Feedback Design in Targeted Exercise Digital Biofeedback Systems for Home Rehabilitation: A Scoping Review

Title: Feedback Design in Targeted Exercise Digital Biofeedback Systems for Home Rehabilitation: A Scoping Review
Authors: Brennan, LouiseDorronzoro Zubiete, EnriqueCaulfield, Brian
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Date: 2020
Online since: 2020-10-20T11:20:08Z
Abstract: Digital biofeedback systems (DBSs) are used in physical rehabilitation to improve outcomes by engaging and educating patients and have the potential to support patients while doing targeted exercises during home rehabilitation. The components of feedback (mode, content, frequency and timing) can influence motor learning and engagement in various ways. The feedback design used in DBSs for targeted exercise home rehabilitation, as well as the evidence underpinning the feedback and how it is evaluated, is not clearly known. To explore these concepts, we conducted a scoping review where an electronic search of PUBMED, PEDro and ACM digital libraries was conducted from January 2000 to July 2019. The main inclusion criteria included DBSs for targeted exercises, in a home rehabilitation setting, which have been tested on a clinical population. Nineteen papers were reviewed, detailing thirteen different DBSs. Feedback was mainly visual, concurrent and descriptive, frequently providing knowledge of results. Three systems provided clear rationale for the use of feedback. Four studies conducted specific evaluations of the feedback, and seven studies evaluated feedback in a less detailed or indirect manner. Future studies should describe in detail the feedback design in DBSs and consider a robust evaluation of the feedback element of the intervention to determine its efficacy.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: MDPI
Journal: Sensors
Volume: 20
Issue: 1
Copyright (published version): 2020 the Authors
Keywords: Wearable sensorsExerciseRehabilitationFeedbackBiofeedbackPhysiotherapy
DOI: 10.3390/s20010181
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 1424-8220
Appears in Collections:Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science Research Collection
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