KneeBRIGHT Research Presented at American College of Sports Medicine Conference

The results from Barron Associates’ KneeBRIGHT Phase I research effort were presented at the 2019 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting. The “Knee Biofeedback Rehabilitation Interface for Game-based Home Therapy (KneeBRIGHT)” system combines electromyography (EMG) biofeedback with video game therapy to provide knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients with an engaging, effective tool for conducting rehabilitation exercises at home. Barron Associates conducted the Phase I testing with 19 knee OA patients and found that knee extension torque generated during KneeBRIGHT exercise was increased by an average of 25% compared to traditional exercise. Patients using the KneeBRIGHT system also demonstrated increased exercise duration and engagement compared to the traditional exercise routine. The ACSM Annual Meeting was attended by 6000 leaders in the fields of exercise science to promote research in sports medicine and the benefits of physical activity.