Virtual Reality Trains The Mind To Balance The Body

Why, as we get older, do we have more problems with balance?

How can we train people who have bad balance – elderly people, amputees, stroke, or spinal cord injury – to improve their balance?

Dr. Daniel Ferris, the Robert W. Adenbaum Professor & Senior Associate Chair, at the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering in the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, and Steven Peterson, a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, are trying to answer these questions and mitigate this problem.

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