Vibrating insoles and balance control in elderly people

@article{Priplata2003VibratingIA,
  title={Vibrating insoles and balance control in elderly people},
  author={A. Priplata and J. Niemi and J. Harry and L. Lipsitz and J. J. Collins},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2003},
  volume={362},
  pages={1123-1124}
}
Somatosensory function declines with age, and such changes have been associated with diminished motor performance. [...] Key Method We asked young and elderly participants to stand quietly on vibrating gel-based insoles, and calculated sway parameters and random-walk variables. In our 27 participants, application of noise resulted in a reduction in seven of eight sway parameters in young participants and all of the sway variables in elderly participants. Elderly participants showed greater improvement than…Expand
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