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Project ProprIntTex – Therapieweste zur Sturzprophylaxe durch Steigerung der Tiefensensibilität (Propriozeption)

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Acronym: ProprIntTex
Title: Therapieweste zur Sturzprophylaxe durch Steigerung der Tiefensensibilität (Propriozeption)
Duration: 01/10/2018 to 30/09/2020
Abstract / short description: The sensitivity of the senses deteriorates in humans with increasing age. Among all different senses also proprioception, i. e. the sensitivity for bodily signals providing information about the posture of limbs, degrades. Since proprioception is needed for motor control of standing and gait the loss of proprioceptive sensitivity is one reason for falling of elderly people. In the project “ProprInTex” the sensitivity of Proprioception will be trained in elderly subjects through Intelligent Textiles. In the project a vest will be developed that can exert pressure, tension and vibrations in order to stimulate subjects’ proprioceptive system. Behavioural effects of the training and training-induce changes of the neuronal processing will be studied in an EEG examination which will take place before and after the training. In the examination, participants walk on a treadmill whose speed will change randomly every 10 to 20 seconds. Faster and better coordinated motor reactions as well as changes in neuronal processing following changes of the speed of the treadmill will be used to characterize the success of the training.
Keywords:
systems neuroscience
systemische Neurowissenschaften
neurosciences
Neurowissenschaften
textiles
Textilien
lifelong training
lebenslanges Lernen
sensory
Sensorik
learning
Lernen

Staff

Project managers

Faculty of Medicine
University of Tübingen

Contact persons

University Department of Neurology
Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
University of Tübingen

Local organizational units

Department of Neurology with Focus on Neurodegenerative Disorders
University Department of Neurology
Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine

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