Can headphones treat vertigo and help you save a balance?


Can headphones treat vertigo and help you save a balance?

If you are suffering from vertigo you probably just found a way out. The new headphones verbally guide users through a series of exercises, designed to make sure they maintain the “equilibrium position,” in which their bodies are balanced. The headphones are controlled by gestures: if you take the headphones in your hand, for example, it automatically switches on.

Developed by researchers from several institutes in Germany, the special headphone-based Equivert biofeedback system is designed to help deal with symptoms caused by issues with the vestibular organ in the inner ear, which is used for helping people maintain balance.

Clinical trials are planned for the near future and a medical approval is just months away.

Headphones will cost $1,600 for medical practices and around half that for individual patients.



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