The effects of the vibratory stimulation of the neck muscles for the evaluation of stepping performance in Parkinson's Disease

Luigi Iuppariello, Paolo Bifulco, Giovanni D'Addio, Bernardo Lanzillo, Francesco Lullo, Fernanda Gallo, Maria Romano, Mario Cesarelli

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Abstract

The equilibrium system needs the coordination of three subsystems: sensory, skeletal and central nervous system. The central nervous system (CNS) counteracts equilibrium perturbations by means of compensatory and anticipatory postural adjustments (APA). While compensatory adjustments deal with actual perturbations of balance, the APA precede perturbations. The APA consist of preprogrammed activation of the muscles, according to task parameters [6] and are important to minimize the effects of planned postural perturbations. APA are specific to the movement, adapt to changes in external postural support by changing APA timing and magnitude. These APA are altered in Parkinson disease (PD) where have characterized by a reduced amplitude, an increased duration and a delayed onset of APA in tasks such as gait initiation. This study investigates the effects of a vibratory stimulus applied to the neck muscle groups in subjects with PD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages606-609
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479964765
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 30 2015
Event2015 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2015 - Torino, Italy
Duration: May 7 2015May 9 2015

Other

Other2015 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2015
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period5/7/155/9/15

Keywords

  • anticipatory postural adjustments
  • Parkinson's disease
  • posture
  • vibratory stimulation
  • wireless accelerometers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Iuppariello, L., Bifulco, P., D'Addio, G., Lanzillo, B., Lullo, F., Gallo, F., Romano, M., & Cesarelli, M. (2015). The effects of the vibratory stimulation of the neck muscles for the evaluation of stepping performance in Parkinson's Disease. In 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2015 - Proceedings (pp. 606-609). [7145275] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MeMeA.2015.7145275