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iBalance-ABF: a Smartphone-Based Audio-Biofeedback Balance System


This article proposes an implementation of a Kalman Filter, using inertial sensors of a Smartphone, to estimate 3D angulation of the trunk. The developped system monitors the trunk angular evolution during bipedal stance and helps the user to improve balance through a configurable and integrated auditory-biofeedback loop. A proof-of-concept study was performed to assess the effectiveness of this so-called iBalance-ABF - smartphone-based audio-biofeedback system - in improving balance during bipedal standing. Results showed that young healthy individuals were able to efficiently use ABF on sagittal trunk tilt to improve their balance in the ML direction. These findings suggest that iBalance-ABF system as a Telerehabilitation system which could represent a suitable solution for Ambient Assisted Living technologies.
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hal-00799723 , version 1 (12-03-2013)



Céline Franco, Anthony Fleury, Pierre-Yves Guméry, Bruno Diot, Jacques Demongeot, et al.. iBalance-ABF: a Smartphone-Based Audio-Biofeedback Balance System. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2013, 60 (1), pp.211-215. ⟨10.1109/TBME.2012.2222640⟩. ⟨hal-00799723⟩
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