Rythmic auditory stimulation improves gait in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The best kind of rythmic stimulation remains to be identified: should it be simple (metronome), complex (music), variable, and adaptive to the patients’ movement?)
The aim of our study is to identify the best kind of rhythmic auditory stimulation to improve gait in patients with PD.
BeatPark project is part of large European project called BeatHealth including different studies. The aim of this project is to develop a device that will deliver the best rythmic auditory stimulation (probably music?) adapted to subjects to improve the gait for patients with PD and the running for young and older adults.
For the experiment, participants will be tested during one day. They will have a neuropsychological evaluation, an evaluation of their capacity to perceive tempo and walking tests with the different kinds of auditory stimulation.
INCLUSION CRITERIA :
- To have an idiopathic Parkinson’s disease according to the international criteria (United Kingdom Parkinson’s Disease Society Brain Bank: Gibb and Lees, 1988; Hughes et al., 1992)
- To have gait disorders
CRITERES D’EXCLUSION :
- To have hearing problems
- To have atypical parkinsonism (Parkinson plus) : presence of oculomotor disorders, early falls, halluciantions, dementia, severe and early dysautonomia
- To not be able to walk without help (walking stick, rolator, wheelchair)
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