Vibrotactile feedback of mediolateral trunk tilt or foot pressure increases locomotor performance in healthy older adults--a pilot study

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:6145-8. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6347396.


Sensory substitution devices can provide body orientation and somatosensory information through vibrotactile feedback. This pilot study compares the effects of two vibrotactile feedback devices during a locomotor task using similar groups of elder subjects.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Feedback
  • Female
  • Foot
  • Humans
  • Locomotion*
  • Male
  • Pilot Projects
  • Pressure*
  • Psychomotor Performance*
  • Reference Values