Purpose: Effectiveness of haptic feedback on reducing postural sway
Hypothesis: Haptic input improves static standing stability. Individuals with increased variability in sway may have an increased risk for falls. Therefore, our haptic feedback device may have the ability to reduce risk of falling.
Postural control is a dynamic system involving vision, vestibular system, proprioception, and musculoskeletal system. Postural control enables people to maintain their balance, reduce their sway, and keep an upright posture.
Haptic feedback is tactile or vibratory cues that assist a subject in determining where they are in space.
Meszaros, Andrew J.; Crumpacker, Brandon; Gendelman, Marc; Martin, Peter; vanTol, Levi; and Zook, Pierre, "The Effects of Haptic Feedback on Postural Sway" (2019). Student-Faculty Research - College of Physical Therapy. 18.