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Evaluation of a Vibrotactile Sensory Aid Developed by the US Navy to Combat Pilot Disorientation as a Prosthesis in Patients With Postural Imbalance and Spatial Disorientation

This study is currently Recruiting

September 2005 By Imperial College London

First Recieved on September 5, 2005

Last Updated on April 16, 2007

Sponsor: Imperial College London
Collaborators: Medical Research Council
Information provided by: Imperial College London
Identifier: NCT00146952


The investigators propose to explore the hypothesis that vibrotactile channels for indicating spatial orientation can be exploited as a sensory prosthesis. The specific research applications will be used for guiding visual orientation, to provide alternative feedback to vision and vestibular signals for controlling balance, and for directional and lateralisation cueing in patients with neglect syndromes. The programme will study whether vibrotactile feedback improves performance and also if it speeds rehabilitation when used as an adjunct to conventional therapy.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic


Ages Eligible for Study:50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria: - Sensory impairments - Unsteadiness Exclusion Criteria: - High strokes


  • Investigator: Michael A Gresty, Pr - Principal Investigator - Imperial College London
  • Investigator: Adolfo M Bronstein, Pr, MD - Study Director - Imperial College London
  • Investigator: Christopher Kennard, Pr, MD - Study Director - Imperial College London
  • Investigator: Masud Husain, Dr - Study Director - Imperial College London


  • Charing Cross Hospital

    London, W6 8RF United Kingdom

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