Dr. Hande Argunsah BAYRAM
DEVELOPMENT OF A WEARABLE BALANCE SENSOR THAT PROVIDES REAL-TIME TACTILE BIOFEEDBACK AND PRELIMINARY TEST RESULTS ON PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR PATIENT
About the Seminar:
Biological feedback, which favors motor control in static and dynamic tasks via augmenting motor information for improving balance and performance, is used to assist patients and clinicians during physiotherapy and rehabilitation practices. Lack of postural control and balance has the greatest impact on patients’ mobilization and independent performance during the daily living activities. Although an individual’s “static” balance is acceptable while standing still or performing just one task, “dynamic” balance problems may appear during mobilization or while doing multiple tasks at a time. Therefore, being aware of the real-time dynamic balance of the patient is critical for both the patient and the physiotherapist. A real-time tactile biological feedback mechanism, which is intended to be used during the orthopedic and neuromuscular disease rehabilitation practices with the intention of increasing patient motivation, duration and effectiveness of therapy, was developed and the preliminary effectiveness of the wearable sensor was investigated on pediatric brain tumor patient’s kinematic parameters.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Hande Argunşah Bayram has received her BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Bahçeşehir University. She started her master’s studies at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio and then attended College of Engineering at the Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, where she was a research assistant at Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Biomedical Engineering Department. She then worked at Kessler Foundation, New Jersey, as a postdoctoral fellow until 2014. Dr. Hande Argunşah Bayram is currently a faculty member of the Department of Medical Engineering, Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University. Her current research interests are musculoskeletal biomechanics, sports science and performance.