Vestibular and Sensorimotor Research Library

Vestibular stimulation, sensorimotor exercise, and their contributions to systems throughout the brain and body have been studied and documented for decades. A collection of studies can be found via links listed below at right. New scientific studies performed specifically with GyroStim are just beginning to emerge and are listed below at left.

GyroStim is instrumental in discovering new practical applications for vestibular stimulation and sensorimotor exercise. For example, see the case study below on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS), with the 49 subject study being published later this year.

  Important to note:   
All but the GyroStim-specific studies listed relied on traditional manually/gravity propelled equipment such as hammocks, platform swings, swivel chairs, bouncing balls, etc. to provide various levels of reproducible vestibular stimulation and sensorimotor exercises. GyroStim is automated and computer controlled. It has the capability to provide vestibular stimulation and sensorimotor exercises with precision, power, control, and repeatability that overcome the limitations inherent in traditional devices.  

Research Using GyroStim

Microgravity

  • Research scientists at the University of Colorado/Boulder are investigating strategies for making artificial gravity tolerable during manned missions to Mars --- and a modified GyroStim is providing solutions.

Multiple Systems Atrophy

  • A study showing a positive impact on neurological degeneration and decline. With further investigation, it may provide an additional form of therapy for other individuals with MSA.

MdDS

  • The results of a study on the efficacy of multi-axis rotational stimulation and sensorimotor training (using GyroStim) as an intervention for MdDS presented at the International Congress on Motion Sickness in Reykjavik, Iceland, in July of 2019.

PTSD

  • Investigation demonstrating the promise of development of superior outcomes of treatments in this area that will benefit a global society. Treatment of PTSD as a physical injury rather than a psychiatric disorder is associated with strong statistical and substantive significant outcomes associated with a decrease of PTSD classification.

TBI/Concussion

  • Neurologically specific therapeutics incorporating chiropractic adjustments, Off Vertical Axis Rotation, and optometric rehabilitation can be an effective conservative treatment strategy in the management of concussive / mild traumatic brain injuries.

Vestibular and Sensorimotor Research

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