Vibrotactile biofeedback improves tandem gait in patients with unilateral vestibular loss.
Journal article, 2009

In a crossover design, subjects with unilateral vestibular loss (UVL) practiced tandem gait with eyes closed on two days, two weeks apart, with and without vibrotactile biofeedback (BF) applied to the lateral trunk. Results showed an immediate improvement in postural stability (reduction of lateral center-of-mass displacement, trunk tilt, and medial-lateral step width) that was significantly larger than effects of practice alone. However, BF did not increase the rate of improvement or retention of improved stability during gait.

Humans

therapy

physiopathology

Analysis of Variance

Gait

Vestibular Diseases

Biofeedback

Psychology

Author

Fay B Horak

Marco Dozza

SAFER, The Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

Robert Peterka

Lorenzo Chiari

Conrad Wall

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

1749-6632 (ISSN)

Vol. 1164 279-81

Subject Categories

Medical Engineering

Other Medical and Health Sciences

Other Natural Sciences

DOI

10.1111/j.1749-6632.2008.03707.x

PubMed

19645912

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10/8/2017