Availability of visual and proprioceptive afferent messages and postural control in elderly adults

@article{Hay1996AvailabilityOV,
  title={Availability of visual and proprioceptive afferent messages and postural control in elderly adults},
  author={Laurette Hay and Chantal Bard and Michelle Fleury and Normand Teasdale},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={108},
  pages={129-139}
}
The ability of young and elderly adults to keep a stable upright posture while facing changes in the availability of visual and/or propriomuscular information was investigated. The two sensory sources of information were alternatively available and withdrawn, jointly and separately, during 10-s alternating sequences. Vision was modified by means of liquid-crystal goggles, and proprioception was altered by means of tendon vibration of both antagonistic ankle muscles. Elderly adults were less… CONTINUE READING