Reliability of a Novel Visual Feedback System Developed for Increasing the Efficiency of Posterior Pelvic Tilt Exercise

2014-09-01
Mengi, Gonen
Gencay-Can, Asli
Demirsoy, Nesrin
Tomsuk, Emrah
Koku, Ahmet Buğra
Beyazova, Mehmet
Objectives: This study aimed to develop and assess the reliability of a visual feedback system intended to improve the patient's perception and the performance of posterior pelvic tilt [PPT] exercises. The feedback setup designed and constructed by the authors included a bed covered with a mat with three embedded force sensors corresponding to the lumbosacral region of the subject lying supine; a data acquisition card to collect and convert data; and two monitors, one above the subject and one on the physician's table. Software was developed to monitor the force exerted vertically upon the force sensors during PPT to be followed both by the physician and the subject.