Background：Balance Exercise Assist Robot(BEAR) has been developed and used to support learning balance abilities in japan. BEAR consists of three exercise games. First, a standstill exercise, like rodeo, coping with perturbation. Subjects should stand still on top of the autonomous vehicle. Another two games, tennis and skiing, are moving exercises. Subjects should move the vehicle to aim at the target in the game by moving the COG dynamically.These balance exercises with BEAR were reported to get a great effects on balance activities indicated by Borg Balance Scale and TUG. However, the proper frequency of BEAR exercise is not exactly known .
Purpose of the study: to clarify the proper exercise frequencies of BEAR
Kikuo Ota– Professor, Department of Community-Based Rehabilitation with Robotic Technology, Fujita Health University
Hirotaka Matsuura– Assistant professor, Department of Rehabilitation medicine, Toyota Regional Medical Center
Hirohito Nakagami– Occupational Therapist, Department of Rehabilitation medicine, Toyota regional medical center