Treatment of Vestibular Dysfunction Using a Portable Simulator
Annual rept. Apr 2014-31 Mar 2015
VETERANS BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INST INC EAST ORANGE NJ
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As our research team has not been granted DoD HRPO approval, no subject research has taken place. Therefore, we are unable to provide any significant finding during this research period. Vestibular symptoms seem to be a common problem with approximately 20 of veterans complaining of dizziness and those with dizziness demonstrating increased risk of Motor Vehicle Accidents. To treat veterans with vestibular dysfunction we will optimize stimulation using a portable stochastic noise electrical stimulator and determine the effectiveness of subsensory electrical stimulation in a population of veterans with verified impaired vestibular function. We will perform experimental and sham stimulation on patients with impaired function to improve clinical vestibular and balance function during testing. We will assess the effectiveness of using this portable stochastic noise electrical stimulator to improve driving performance and determine what effect subsensory electrical stimulation has on vestibular function.
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