Cleveland, Ohio 44106

  • Vestibular Diseases


Disorders of vestibular function and balance are an important component of many conditions that commonly affect veterans, such as inner ear diseases, diabetes, and traumatic brain injury. Veterans with vestibular impairment have reduced quality of life, limitations on work and physical activities, and an increased risk of falls. The goal of this research is to develop a more engaging and effective interactive tool for vestibular rehabilitation to improve the lives of affected veterans. The first steps in this process will be to test the ability of the application to facilitate vestibular learning and to test its feasibility in vestibular patients. The hypothesis is that computer-game-based adaptation will induce robust VOR motor learning and will provide an engaging platform for vestibular rehabilitation. Ultimately, our application has the potential to provide more flexible vestibular exercises that will allow therapy to be customized for each patient. It will also have the ability to track a patient's progress over time and to advance exercises as function improves.


Inclusion Criteria: - GROUP 1: Healthy volunteers: Static visual acuity of at least 20/30 at testing distance - GROUP 2: Vestibular patients: Unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction, No central vestibular disorder, Static Visual Acuity of at least 20/30 at testing distance Exclusion Criteria: - GROUP 1: Peripheral or central vestibular disorder - GROUP 2: Central vestibular disorder



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Mark F. Walker, MD
Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Mark F Walker, MD
Phone: (216) 791-3800 ext. 820 5225

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Cleveland, Ohio 44106
United States

Mark F Walker, MD
Phone: 216-791-3800

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: June 21, 2021

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