The vestibular system is largely responsible for sensing motion and our position relative to gravity. Our brain processes and integrates these signals to regulate balance and coordination, reflex, fine and gross motor control, and posture. A well functioning vestibular system is not only vital for performing normal daily activities, it also contributes to cognitive and neurological function as we interact with the world around us.
Decades of research and clinical studies indicate there are significant benefits resulting from stimulation of the vestibular system, one of the most important sensory systems within our body.
Recent studies suggest that controlled and targeted stimulation of the vestibular system has great potential for treatment of conditions such as concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), autism, balance disorders, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, and other neurological and physiological impairments.
Unfortunately, medical researchers and clinicians have had no means to effectively administer powerful and precisely controlled intensities of vestibular stimulation in a clinical setting. Existing therapy equipment such as swings, rocker boards, spinning chairs, and other low tech motion devices simply lack the power, sophistication, and control clinicians need to harness the potential of vestibular stimulation.
There must be a better way.
There is clearly a need to advance the technology, so that we may broaden our knowledge and develop new applications for vestibular stimulation---an area of medical science that holds great promise but has remained largely untapped.
Better technology would provide researchers and clinicians with the opportunity to explore and discover new applications for vestibular stimulation, to break barriers of existing methodologies, and to pave the way for significantly improved treatments and outcomes, ultimately advancing quality of healthcare and quality of life for humankind.