Visual Feedback Center of Gravity Reeducation

  • D. Alpini
  • A. Cesarani
  • M. De Bellis
Conference paper


Maintaining postural stability is a complex process [10] involving the coordinated actions of biomechanical, sensory, motor, and central nervous system components. A relatively simple biomechanical definition for postural stability can be formulated in terms of the position of the body center of gravity relative to the base of support. The body movements used to maintain postural stability, however, are complex because of the number of joint systems and muscles involved. Sensing the position of the body relative to gravity and the base of support is also complex and involves combinations of visual, vestibular and somatosensory inputs [5, 6]. Central adaptive processes are required to modify the sensory and motor components so that stability can be maintained under a wide variety of task conditions.


Visual Feedback Movement Time Postural Stability Whiplash Injury Somatosensory Input 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Alpini
    • 1
  • A. Cesarani
    • 2
  • M. De Bellis
    • 1
  1. 1.Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Istituto di AudiologiaUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.ENT, Otoneurological Service Scientific Institute S. Maria N.te, don GnocchiMilanItaly

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