Stimulating balance: recent advances in vestibular stimulation for balance and gait

Nolan Herssens, Christopher Mccrum

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Abstract

Noisy galvanic vestibular stimulation (nGVS) can boost vestibular sensory thresholds via stochastic resonance and research on nGVS as an intervention for vestibulopathy has accelerated recently. Recent research has investigated the effects and associated mechanisms of nGVS on balance and gait. nGVS has potential as an intervention for balance and gait-related deficits in vestibulopathy. but further research into the mechanisms underlying these effects and consensus on stimulation protocols are required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-450
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurophysiology
Volume122
Issue number2
Early online date13 Mar 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Keywords

  • galvanic vestibular stimulation
  • locomotion
  • stochastic resonance
  • vestibular system
  • vestibulopathy

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