Enhancing human balance control with galvanic vestibular stimulation

  title={Enhancing human balance control with galvanic vestibular stimulation},
  author={Anthony P. Scinicariello and Kenneth Eaton and J. Timothy Inglis and J. J. Collins},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
 With galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS), electrical current is delivered transcutaneously to the vestibular afferents through electrodes placed over the mastoid bones. This serves to modulate the continuous firing levels of the vestibular afferents, and causes a standing subject to lean in different directions depending on the polarity of the current. Our objective in this study was to test the hypothesis that the sway response elicited by GVS can be used to reduce the postural sway… CONTINUE READING
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