Vibrating insoles and balance control in elderly people
I must admit I was pleasantly surprised at this study. Considering that a large proportion of our proprioceptive input (our sense of “where we are” in space) comes from the soles of our feet and this input is reduced as we get older the results of this study make sense. And for such a safe intervention to improve balance can have drastic effects on the health of or elderly if we can reduce the number of falls. Couple this with other balance-building activities such as yoga and tai-chi.
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