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Data on Vestibular Research Discussed by Researchers at Hankyong National University

February 7, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on Health and Medicine have been published. According to news reporting originating in Anseong, South Korea, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The ability of conventional diagnostic equipment to monitor feelings of dizziness experienced during daily activities is limited. Our goal is to develop an ambulatory multipurpose device for monitoring balance to prevent falling in daily life."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Hankyong National University, "A three-axis accelerometers and gyroscope sensors were attached to the head, pelvis, and legs of vestibular neuritis (VN) patients or age-, height-, and body weight-matched healthy volunteers. The sum of the deviations for the scalar value of acceleration [signal vector magnitude, SVM (g)] and angular velocity (/s) was measured using the modified Romberg test. The repeated measure ANOVA model with acceleration showed a greater group difference (p

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The SVM appears to accurately assess balance while standing, even repetitive measurement or any location in body."

For more information on this research see: Ambulatory balance monitoring using a wireless attachable three-axis accelerometer. Journal of Vestibular Research, 2013;23(4-5):217-25 (see also Health and Medicine).

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.C. Kim, Deptartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Hankyong National University, Anseong, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include M.J. Kim, N. Kim, J.H. Hwang and G.C Han.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Anseong, South Korea, Health and Medicine.

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