A Study to Evaluate Ability of Hearing Aids and Wearable Sensors to Detect Falls

Overview

About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of Livio© hearing aids and Apple Watch© to detect falls when subjects with normal/abnormal vestibular function experience controlled, postural disturbances on a treadmill. We will also assess the interaction mechanism of vestibulocolic and vestibulospinal reflex in fall prevention.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Please contact the study team to discuss whether or not you are eligible to participate in a study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No fall history in the past 6 months.
  • Independent in their daily life.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Participants with chronic or current pain.
  • Particiupants using prostheses or assistive devices.
  • Participants with visual abnormality, proprioceptive loss, or peripheral neuropathy.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Devin McCaslin, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Paula Orr CCRP

(507)284-1231

Orr.Paula@mayo.edu

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