Study of Equilibrium Sense Improvement Displaying Visual Information
The effectiveness of the visual feedback to improve ability with the sense and muscular strength of human in our bicycle system was quantitatively verified in our study. Experiments were performed to find the factors related to the training of equilibrium sense. The subjects consisted of young and the aged and the group of young people was compared against the group of the aged. We investigated three different training modes, non-visual feedback (NVF), visual feedback of the weight (VFW), and visual feedback of the center of pressure (VFC) and measured the riding time and speed, the weight shift, and the center of pressure (COP) for twenties and seventies. The results showed that the running capability of the young and the aged became much better after repeated training. In addition, it was found out that the ability to control postural balance and the capability of equilibrium sense were improved with the presentation of the visual feedback information. These results will be effective in the diagnosis of equilibrium sense and vestibular function with the aged.
Wei Gao, Yasuhiro Takaya, Yongsheng Gao and Michael Krystek
G. B. Kim et al., "Study of Equilibrium Sense Improvement Displaying Visual Information", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 381-382, pp. 369-372, 2008