Instrumented balance and gait assessment in patients with charcot-marie-tooth peripheral neuropathy

M. Picardi, A. Caronni, P. Tropea, M. Montesano, C. Pisciotta, D. Pareyson, M. Corbo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Gait and balance deficits are major impairments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A (CMT1A) patients. However, motor rehabilitation is a challenge in CMT1A patients. There are poor evidences of clinical efficacy and low responsive outcome measures. Instrumented assessment (like inertial sensors) might be new tools to detect patient’s changes. A small sample of CMT1A was assessed before and after the rehabilitation period. Traditional and instrumented assessment measures of gait and balance were used. Results shown that only six-minute walking test showed an improvement after rehabilitation, in all patients. The Instrumented Timed Up and Go subtasks duration did not show responsiveness in CMT1A patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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