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Feasibility study to assess the added value of Integrated Musculoskeletal BiofFeedback Device (IMBED) combined with neuromuscular exercise and education (GLA-D TM ) to decrease chronic pain in older adults with osteoarthritis: A user-centered approach to develop a pre-surgical rehabilitation program for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis * 

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Project Description

This research project will evaluate the feasibility and added value of a new technology called Integrated Musculoskeletal BiofFeedback Device (IMBED). When IMBED is combined with a specialized neuromuscular exercise and education program called Good Living with Arthritis in Denmark (GLA-D™), it is postulated that these combined programs will result in decreased chronic pain in older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis. This research will involve the development of a new integrated device that adapts and combines digital mapping of chronic pain (i.e. phone and iPad type screens), monitors muscle activity (i.e. EMG biofeedback), and senses body motion (accelerometers). The IMBED technology will be designed to track pain and body movements in a training and home
setting during normal daily activities.

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