Vestibular Intervention Via Portable Electrical Stimulator


About this study

The purpose of this study is to develop a vestibular interventional approach using stochastic vestibular stimulation (SVS) through a small, lightweight device, and a comfortable electrode set on the back of the head that stimulates the vestibular system and produces immediate improvements in balance, gait, and overall vestibular function for patients will balance disorder.

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. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must be able to consent to participate themselves.
  • Participants must be 18 to 70 years of age.
  • Must be able to attend in-person sessions at the Mayo Aerospace Medicine and Vestibular Research Laboratory in Scottsdale, AZ.
  • No racial/ethnic groups will be excluded.
  • All participants must be fluent speakers of English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of peripheral vestibulopathy (cleared by Dix-Hallpike, vHIT as part of  clinical evaluation).
  • Women who are pregnant.
  • Inability to complete testing (e.g., severe symptom burden, inability to stand unassisted).

Note: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria may apply.

Eligibility last updated 9/13/23. Questions regarding updates should be directed to the study team contact.





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

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Gaurav Pradhan, Ph.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Gaurav Pradhan Ph.D.

(480) 301-5351

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