Vibrating insoles reduce chance of falling

A study published in the January issue of The Annals of Neurology reports that vibrating insoles allow diabetics with numb feet and stroke victims with uncertain balance to stand quietly without swaying and losing their balance. The random vibrations were so subtle that people did not have any conscious awareness of them. They provided their wearer’s wobbly balance system with missing information about how their stance was changing moment to moment. “Anything that decreases the risk of falling even by a few percent will have a tremendous impact on society” Professor Milton said.

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