Real-time feedback training picks up where coaching leaves off

A common gait rehab approach is being successfully applied to more active populations

Published in the July 2008 issue of BioMechanics magazine

By Jordana Bieze Foster


Nobody knows more about the value of feedback than a coach. The ability to identify deficits in a playerís or teamís performance, then offer just the right type of instruction to correct those shortcomings, is really what effective coaching is all about.

The problem with coaching as a feedback delivery system, however, is that itís too slow to be optimal. Ineffective techniques are most effectively addressed immediately, not at halftime or at the end of a play. Enter real-time feedback technology, in which a patient can view his or her gait patterns illustrated graphically on a computer screen and then see those patterns change in real-time as adjustments are made.

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