空間識 : 高さと身体の平衡(臨床例を中心に) Spatial Orientation : Height and Body Balance in Clinical Subjects
Twelve normal adults, 50 patients with inner ear lesions and 33 patients with dizziness were examined by stabilometer to see how height affects spatial orientation especially on body balance.<BR>The subjects were requested to stand still on the stabilometer for 30 sec with eyes open and fixed on a target 2.1 m in front of the subject, and again with eyes closed in darkness. The total length and area of stabiolometry were measured while standing for 30 sec on the floor, and on a bed elevated 83 cm above the floor.<BR>1. The total length and the area showed no significant difference between standing on the floor and standing on the bed in normal subjects.<BR>2. In cases of inner ear lesions and of dizziness, there were significant differences in the total length of gravity movements between standing on the floor and on the bed, both with eyes open and with eyes closed. There were no significant differences in the area of the stabilometry.<BR>3. There were no significant differences between patients with inner ear lesions and those with dizziness when they were standing on the floor or on the bed elevated 83 cm above the floor.
- Equilibrium research
Equilibrium research 57(5), 536-541, 1998-10-01