A Pilot Study Evaluating the BrainPort Balance Device to Improve Postural Control in Individual’s with Balance and Vestibular-Cerebellar Disorders Secondary to Stroke

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Results

Results reveal statistically significant improvements in objective as well as subjective balance and gait in individuals with balance impairment secondary to stroke after 8 weeks of BPBD training. Due to lack of control subjects, we cannot conclusively state the differences observed here are solely attributed to the BPBD. The lack of statistical significance in TUG times could be explained by the variety of assistive devices used by the subjects. Variability with individual compliance in the home intervention phase may have also impacted the results. These findings encourage the further study of BPBD as a device for facilitating balance deficits secondary to stroke.