Project to Test Virtual Reality Weight-Shifting Strategies for Gait Freezing

Project to Test Virtual Reality Weight-Shifting Strategies for Gait Freezing

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Project to Test Virtual Reality Weight-Shifting Strategies for Gait Freezing

A three-year U.K. project will investigate whether weight-shifting strategies, developed and tested using virtual reality, can help people with Parkinson’s disease to overcome freezing of gait — when patients feel like their feet are “glued” to the floor and can’t move forward. If these strategies prove successful in the researchers’ state-of-the-art lab, the team will then travel to people with Parkinson’s and use wireless shoe insoles to determine if weight-shifting training works in patients’ real-world…

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