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Quelles avancées cette année dans le développement d'un implant vestibulaire?

Other titleHave we made progress in the development of a vestibular implant?
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 6, no. 265, p. 1878-1880
Publication date2010
Abstract

The concept of a vestibular implant to restore balance in patients suffering from bilateral loss of function is similar to that of a cochlear implant. Motion sensors will capture head movements and this information will be transmitted to the central nervous system via electrodes implanted in the vestibular system. However, several key questions must be answered before such prosthesis could be used in humans. One is to restore a baseline neural activity in the system that can be then adequately modulated by the prosthesis, without causing unbearable symptoms. We showed that this is possible in human. This is an important prerequisite for the feasibility of a vestibular implant.

Keywords
  • Humans
  • Postural Balance
  • *Prostheses and Implants
  • Vestibular Diseases/*therapy
Citation (ISO format)
GUYOT, Jean-Philippe et al. Quelles avancées cette année dans le développement d’un implant vestibulaire? In: Revue médicale suisse, 2010, vol. 6, n° 265, p. 1878–1880.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379
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