Presentation of a posturographic test with loading of the proprioceptive system

Acta Otolaryngol Suppl. 1988;455:58-61. doi: 10.3109/00016488809125058.


Postural control is maintained by sensory feedback from visual, vestibular and somatosensory receptors. Recently several methods for evaluating postural control have been devised, utilizing an imposed perturbation. Most of these methods use stimuli which simultaneously affect more than one of the sensory feedback loops. In the present paper a posturographic technique is presented with specific loading of the proprioceptive system, using a computer controlled vibratory stimulus and computerized analysis of the results.

MeSH terms

  • Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Labyrinth Diseases / diagnosis
  • Mechanoreceptors / physiology*
  • Postural Balance*
  • Posture*
  • Proprioception*
  • Vestibular Function Tests
  • Vestibule, Labyrinth*
  • Vibration*