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  1. ncbi Oxygen uptake during whole-body vibration exercise: comparison with squatting as a slow voluntary movement
    J Rittweger
    Institut fur Physiologie, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Appl Physiol 86:169-73. 2001
  2. pmc Mechanics of the mammalian cochlea
    L Robles
    , Facultad de Medicina, , Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Physiol Rev 81:1305-52. 2001
  3. pmc Molecular vibration-sensing component in Drosophila melanogaster olfaction
    Maria Isabel Franco
    Institute of Cellular and Developmental Biology, Biomedical Sciences Research Centre Alexander Fleming, Vari 16672, Greece
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:3797-802. 2011
  4. ncbi Low-magnitude high-frequency vibration treatment augments fracture healing in ovariectomy-induced osteoporotic bone
    Hong Fei Shi
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Bone 46:1299-305. 2010
  5. ncbi A critical review of the neurophysiological evidence underlying clinical vestibular testing using sound, vibration and galvanic stimuli
    Ian S Curthoys
    Vestibular Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, A 18, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:132-44. 2010
  6. pmc A differentially amplified motion in the ear for near-threshold sound detection
    Fangyi Chen
    Oregon Hearing Research Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Nat Neurosci 14:770-4. 2011
  7. ncbi Whole body vibration: a new therapeutic approach to improve muscle function in cystic fibrosis?
    Ernst Rietschel
    CF Center, Children s Hospital, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Int J Rehabil Res 31:253-6. 2008
  8. ncbi Acute changes in neuromuscular excitability after exhaustive whole body vibration exercise as compared to exhaustion by squatting exercise
    Jörn Rittweger
    Institut fur Physiologie, Freie Universitat Berlin, Arnimallee, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 23:81-6. 2003
  9. pmc Localization of the cochlear amplifier in living sensitive ears
    Tianying Ren
    Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e20149. 2011
  10. ncbi Effect of 8-month vertical whole body vibration on bone, muscle performance, and body balance: a randomized controlled study
    Saila Torvinen
    Bone Research Group, UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
    J Bone Miner Res 18:876-84. 2003

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  1. ncbi Oxygen uptake during whole-body vibration exercise: comparison with squatting as a slow voluntary movement
    J Rittweger
    Institut fur Physiologie, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Appl Physiol 86:169-73. 2001
    In this study we investigated metabolic power during whole-body vibration exercise (VbX) compared to mild resistance exercise...
  2. pmc Mechanics of the mammalian cochlea
    L Robles
    , Facultad de Medicina, , Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Physiol Rev 81:1305-52. 2001
    ..Whether at the base or the apex, the properties of BM vibration adequately account for most frequency-specific properties of the responses to sound of auditory nerve fibers.
  3. pmc Molecular vibration-sensing component in Drosophila melanogaster olfaction
    Maria Isabel Franco
    Institute of Cellular and Developmental Biology, Biomedical Sciences Research Centre Alexander Fleming, Vari 16672, Greece
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:3797-802. 2011
    ..These findings are inconsistent with a shape-only model for smell, and instead support the existence of a molecular vibration-sensing component to olfactory reception.
  4. ncbi Low-magnitude high-frequency vibration treatment augments fracture healing in ovariectomy-induced osteoporotic bone
    Hong Fei Shi
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Bone 46:1299-305. 2010
    Fracture healing is impaired in osteoporotic bone. Low-magnitude high-frequency vibration (LMHFV) has recently been proven to be osteogenic in osteoporotic intact bone...
  5. ncbi A critical review of the neurophysiological evidence underlying clinical vestibular testing using sound, vibration and galvanic stimuli
    Ian S Curthoys
    Vestibular Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, A 18, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:132-44. 2010
    In addition to activating cochlear receptors, air conducted sound (ACS) and bone conducted vibration (BCV) activate vestibular otolithic receptors, as shown by neurophysiological evidence from animal studies--evidence which is the ..
  6. pmc A differentially amplified motion in the ear for near-threshold sound detection
    Fangyi Chen
    Oregon Hearing Research Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Nat Neurosci 14:770-4. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that vibration at the apical side of hair cells is enhanced compared with that at the commonly measured basilar membrane side...
  7. ncbi Whole body vibration: a new therapeutic approach to improve muscle function in cystic fibrosis?
    Ernst Rietschel
    CF Center, Children s Hospital, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Int J Rehabil Res 31:253-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this prospective pilot study was to evaluate the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) on muscle function in adult patients with CF...
  8. ncbi Acute changes in neuromuscular excitability after exhaustive whole body vibration exercise as compared to exhaustion by squatting exercise
    Jörn Rittweger
    Institut fur Physiologie, Freie Universitat Berlin, Arnimallee, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 23:81-6. 2003
    The effects of hard squatting exercise with (VbX+) and without (VbX-) vibration on neuromuscular function were tested in 19 healthy young volunteers...
  9. pmc Localization of the cochlear amplifier in living sensitive ears
    Tianying Ren
    Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e20149. 2011
    ..Although the cochlear amplifier is thought to be a local cellular process at an area basal to the response peak on the spiral basilar membrane, its location has not been demonstrated experimentally...
  10. ncbi Effect of 8-month vertical whole body vibration on bone, muscle performance, and body balance: a randomized controlled study
    Saila Torvinen
    Bone Research Group, UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
    J Bone Miner Res 18:876-84. 2003
    Recent animal studies have given evidence that vibration loading may be an efficient and safe way to improve mass and mechanical competence of bone, thus providing great potential for preventing and treating osteoporosis...
  11. ncbi Vibration as an exercise modality: how it may work, and what its potential might be
    Jörn Rittweger
    Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center, Linder Höhe 1, Koln, 51147, Germany
    Eur J Appl Physiol 108:877-904. 2010
    Whilst exposure to vibration is traditionally regarded as perilous, recent research has focussed on potential benefits. Here, the physical principles of forced oscillations are discussed in relation to vibration as an exercise modality...
  12. ncbi Cerebral representations for egocentric space: Functional-anatomical evidence from caloric vestibular stimulation and neck vibration
    G Bottini
    Laboratorio di Neuropsicologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Ospedale Niguarda Ca Granda, Milan, Italy
    Brain 124:1182-96. 2001
    ..of peripheral sensory systems, such as caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS), posterior neck muscle mechanical vibration (NV) and optokinetic stimulation, can induce a distortion of egocentric coordinates, causing, for example, a ..
  13. ncbi RANKL is downregulated in bone cells by physical activity (treadmill and vibration stimulation training) in rat with glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
    Karin Pichler
    Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Histol Histopathol 28:1185-96. 2013
    ..osteoporosis and to evaluate the outcomes of physical activity on the skeletal system by treadmill and vibration platform training...
  14. ncbi Vibration-induced auditory-cortex activation in a congenitally deaf adult
    S Levänen
    Brain Research Unit, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland
    Curr Biol 8:869-72. 1998
    ..also indicated that the auditory cortices were able to discriminate between the applied 180 Hz and 250 Hz vibration frequencies...
  15. ncbi Strength increase after whole-body vibration compared with resistance training
    Christophe Delecluse
    Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics Laboratory, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Department of Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1033-41. 2003
    The aim of this study was to investigate and to compare the effect of a 12-wk period of whole-body vibration training and resistance training on human knee-extensor strength.
  16. ncbi The impact of altered gravity and vibration on endothelial cells during a parabolic flight
    Markus Wehland
    Clinic for Plastic, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
    Cell Physiol Biochem 31:432-51. 2013
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  17. ncbi The effects of whole body vibration therapy on bone mineral density and leg muscle strength in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ricky W K Lau
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Clin Rehabil 25:975-88. 2011
    A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was undertaken to determine whether whole body vibration improves bone mineral density and leg muscle strength in older adults.
  18. ncbi Human skeletal muscle structure and function preserved by vibration muscle exercise following 55 days of bed rest
    Dieter Blottner
    Department of Vegetative Anatomy, Center of Space Medicine Berlin, Neuromuscular Group, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Arnimallee 22, 14195, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Appl Physiol 97:261-71. 2006
    ..In a 56-day horizontal bed rest campaign involving voluntary males we investigated the effects of vibration muscle exercise (RVE, 2x6 min daily) on the lower limb skeletal muscles using a newly designed foot plantar ..
  19. ncbi The remarkable cochlear amplifier
    J Ashmore
    Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology and UCL Ear Institute, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Hear Res 266:1-17. 2010
    ..These experiments are presently lacking but if successfully performed would have an enormous impact on our understanding of the cochlear amplifier...
  20. ncbi Assessment of vibrotactile feedback on postural stability during pseudorandom multidirectional platform motion
    Kathleen H Sienko
    Department ofMechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 57:944-52. 2010
    ..However, the spatial resolution of the tactor displays did not affect subjects' performance, thereby supporting the use of a lower spatial resolution display in future device designs...
  21. ncbi Modification of soft tissue vibrations in the leg by muscular activity
    J M Wakeling
    Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 90:412-20. 2001
    b>Vibration characteristics were recorded for the soft tissues of the triceps surae, tibialis anterior, and quadriceps muscles...
  22. ncbi Addressing a systematic vibration artifact in diffusion-weighted MRI
    Daniel Gallichan
    Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Hum Brain Mapp 31:193-202. 2010
    ..We also demonstrate that the artifact may be avoided by acquiring full k-space data, and that subsequent increases in TE can be avoided by employing parallel acceleration...
  23. ncbi Whole-body vibration as potential intervention for people with low bone mineral density and osteoporosis: a review
    Julia O Totosy de Zepetnek
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Rehabil Res Dev 46:529-42. 2009
    ..Whole-body vibration (WBV) has been examined as an intervention for maintaining or improving bone mass among people with low BMD, ..
  24. ncbi Prevention of postmenopausal bone loss by a low-magnitude, high-frequency mechanical stimuli: a clinical trial assessing compliance, efficacy, and safety
    Clinton Rubin
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 19:343-51. 2004
    ..2g, 30 Hz) vibration applied during quiet standing can effectively inhibit bone loss in the spine and femur, with efficacy increasing ..
  25. ncbi Oxygen uptake in whole-body vibration exercise: influence of vibration frequency, amplitude, and external load
    J Rittweger
    Institut fur Physiologie, Freie Universitat Berlin, 14195 Berlin, Germany
    Int J Sports Med 23:428-32. 2002
    b>Vibration exercise (VbX) is a new type of physical training to increase muscle power. The present study was designed to assess the influence of whole-body VbX on metabolic power...
  26. ncbi Low-level, high-frequency mechanical signals enhance musculoskeletal development of young women with low BMD
    Vicente Gilsanz
    Department of Radiology, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90027, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 21:1464-74. 2006
    ..Twelve months of this noninvasive signal, induced as whole body vibration for at least 2 minutes each day, increased bone and muscle mass in the axial skeleton and lower extremities ..
  27. ncbi Low-magnitude mechanical signals that stimulate bone formation in the ovariectomized rat are dependent on the applied frequency but not on the strain magnitude
    Stefan Judex
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, USA
    J Biomech 40:1333-9. 2007
    ..the strain magnitudes and strain rates induced by this frequency were significantly lower than during 45 Hz vibration, suggesting that factors other than matrix strain are driving the anabolic response...
  28. ncbi Enhancement of the adolescent murine musculoskeletal system using low-level mechanical vibrations
    Liqin Xie
    Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Psychology A, 3rd Floor, State Univ of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794 2580, USA
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 104:1056-62. 2008
    ..were divided into three groups: baseline controls (BC, n = 8), age-matched controls (AC, n = 12), and whole body vibration (WBV, n = 12) at 45 Hz (0.3 g) for 15 min/day...
  29. ncbi Long term bed rest with and without vibration exercise countermeasures: effects on human muscle protein dysregulation
    Manuela Moriggi
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
    Proteomics 10:3756-74. 2010
    ..Two separate studies were performed on six subjects without (BR) and six with resistive vibration exercise (RVE) countermeasures, respectively...
  30. pmc Interleukin-6 expression under gravitational stress due to vibration and hypergravity in follicular thyroid cancer cells
    Xiao Ma
    Institute of Biomedicine, Pharmacology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 8:e68140. 2013
    ..Parabolic flights and spaceflight in general are accompanied by transient hypergravity and vibration, which may impact the cells and therefore, have to be considered too...
  31. ncbi Whole-body vibration exercise leads to alterations in muscle blood volume
    K Kerschan-Schindl
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Physiol 21:377-82. 2001
    Occupationally used high-frequency vibration is supposed to have negative effects on blood flow and muscle strength...
  32. ncbi Anabolism. Low mechanical signals strengthen long bones
    C Rubin
    Musculo Skeletal Research Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York 11794 2580, USA
    Nature 412:603-4. 2001
    ..hindlimbs of adult sheep on a daily basis for a year with 20-minute bursts of very-low-magnitude, high-frequency vibration, the density of the spongy (trabecular) bone in the proximal femur is significantly increased (by 34...
  33. pmc Cell phone based balance trainer
    Beom Chan Lee
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:10. 2012
    ....
  34. ncbi High-frequency and low-magnitude whole body vibration with rest days is more effective in improving skeletal micro-morphology and biomechanical properties in ovariectomised rodents
    Renshi Ma
    Department of Orthopaedics, First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China
    Hip Int 22:218-26. 2012
    ..Mechanical vibration with 1-day rest (ML1R), with 3-day rest (ML3R), with 5-day rest (ML5R), with 7-day rest (ML7R), daily loading (..
  35. ncbi Effect of whole-body vibration on BMD: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    L Slatkovska
    Osteoporosis Program, University Health Network Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 21:1969-80. 2010
    Our systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining whole-body vibration (WBV) effect on bone mineral density (BMD) found significant but small improvements in hip areal BMD (aBMD) in postmenopausal ..
  36. ncbi Prolonged vibration of the biceps brachii tendon reduces time to failure when maintaining arm position with a submaximal load
    Carol J Mottram
    Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 0354, USA
    J Neurophysiol 95:1185-93. 2006
    b>Vibration reduces the amplitudes of the tendon jerk response and the Hoffmann and stretch reflexes in the muscle exposed to the vibration, yet does not alter the time to task failure when the task involves exerting a submaximal force ..
  37. ncbi Vibration response imaging as a new tool for interventional-bronchoscopy outcome assessment: a prospective pilot study
    Heinrich D Becker
    Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, Thoraxklinik at Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Respiration 77:179-94. 2009
    ..In many patients, the benefit of interventional bronchoscopy cannot be appropriately objectified...
  38. ncbi Effect of slow, small movement on the vibration-evoked kinesthetic illusion
    P J Cordo
    Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, 505 NW 185th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
    Exp Brain Res 167:324-34. 2005
    The study reported in this paper investigated how vibration-evoked illusions of joint rotation are influenced by slow (0.3 degrees /s), small (2-4 degrees ) passive rotation of the joint...
  39. ncbi Efficacy of whole body vibration exercise in older people: a systematic review
    Mercè Sitjà-Rabert
    Blanquerna School of Health Science, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain
    Disabil Rehabil 34:883-93. 2012
    The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature on whole body vibration programs in older population and a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.
  40. ncbi Molecular diagnostics reveal spiders that exploit prey vibrational signals used in sexual communication
    Meta Virant-Doberlet
    Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Biomedical Sciences Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX, UK
    Mol Ecol 20:2204-16. 2011
    ..This may be a widespread mechanism for prey location, one that is likely to be a major unrecognized driver of evolution in both predators and prey...
  41. pmc Feed-forward and feed-backward amplification model from cochlear cytoarchitecture: an interspecies comparison
    Yong Jin Yoon
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Biophys J 100:1-10. 2011
    ..in vivo physiological measurements for the basilar membrane (BM) velocity, V(BM), frequency tuning of the BM vibration, and Q₁₀ values representing the sharpness of the cochlear tuning curves...
  42. pmc Effects of whole body vibration on motor unit recruitment and threshold
    Ross D Pollock
    Centre of Human and Aerospace Physiological Sciences, King s College London, UK
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 112:388-95. 2012
    Whole body vibration (WBV) has been suggested to elicit reflex muscle contractions but this has never been verified. We recorded from 32 single motor units (MU) in the vastus lateralis of 7 healthy subjects (34 ± 15...
  43. ncbi Low back pain in drivers exposed to whole body vibration: analysis of a dose-response pattern
    I J H Tiemessen
    Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center AMC, Meibergdreef 9, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 65:667-75. 2008
    Analysis of a dose-response pattern between exposure to whole body vibration (WBV) and low back pain (LBP) in a group of drivers.
  44. ncbi Analysis of Vibrant Soundbridge placement against the round window membrane in a human cadaveric temporal bone model
    Ronald J E Pennings
    Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Otol Neurotol 31:998-1003. 2010
    ..To evaluate optimal placement of the Floating Mass Transducer of the Vibrant Soundbridge (Med-El, Innsbruck, Austria) against the round window membrane, particularly the impact of interposed coupling fascia and of covering materials...
  45. ncbi Encoding of whisker vibration by rat barrel cortex neurons: implications for texture discrimination
    Ehsan Arabzadeh
    Cognitive Neuroscience Sector, International School for Advanced Studies, 34014 Trieste, Italy
    J Neurosci 23:9146-54. 2003
    ..a surface, the spatial frequency of a grooved or pebbled texture is converted to a temporal frequency of whisker vibration. Surface features such as groove depth or grain size modulate the amplitude of this vibration...
  46. pmc Loads on a spinal implant measured in vivo during whole-body vibration
    Antonius Rohlmann
    Julius Wolff Institut, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353, Berlin, Germany
    Eur Spine J 19:1129-35. 2010
    ..Telemeterized devices were implanted in five patients; four of them agreed to exposure themselves to whole-body vibration. During the measurements, the patients sat on a driver seat fixed to a hexapod...
  47. ncbi Effects of whole body vibration training in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Eulogio Pleguezuelos
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Mataró Hospital, Mataro, Spain
    Respirology 18:1028-34. 2013
    To determine if whole body vibration training (WBVT) improves muscular force and modifies functional capacity parameters in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  48. ncbi Low-magnitude high-frequency vibration accelerates callus formation, mineralization, and fracture healing in rats
    Kwok Sui Leung
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    J Orthop Res 27:458-65. 2009
    ..This study investigated the osteogenic effect of low-magnitude high-frequency vibration (LMHFV, 35 Hz, 0...
  49. pmc Effect of bone-conducted vibration of the midline forehead (Fz) in unilateral vestibular loss (uVL). Evidence for a new indicator of unilateral otolithic function
    L Manzari
    MSA, ENT Academy Center, Cassino, Italy
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 30:175. 2010
    ..myogenic potentials recorded by surface electrodes on the skin beneath the eyes in response to bone-conducted vibration (BCV) delivered to the forehead at the hairline in the midline (Fz)...
  50. pmc Low-level vibrations retain bone marrow's osteogenic potential and augment recovery of trabecular bone during reambulation
    Engin Ozcivici
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA
    PLoS ONE 5:e11178. 2010
    ..These data indicate that the osteogenic potential of bone marrow cells is retained by low-magnitude vibrations during disuse, an attribute which may have contributed to an enhanced recovery of bone morphology during reambulation...
  51. ncbi Effects of combined whole-body vibration and resistance training on muscular strength and bone metabolism in postmenopausal women
    Debra A Bemben
    Bone Density Research Laboratory, Department of Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
    Bone 47:650-6. 2010
    Whole-body vibration (WBV) has been shown to be osteogenic in animal models; however, its application in humans is not clear...
  52. ncbi The role of nitric oxide in skin blood flow increases due to vibration in healthy adults and adults with type 2 diabetes
    Colleen Maloney-Hinds
    Department of Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University, California 92350, USA
    Diabetes Technol Ther 11:39-43. 2009
    ..in skin blood flow and nitric oxide (NO) production in young healthy adults in response to externally applied vibration of the forearm...
  53. ncbi Pacinian representations of fine surface texture
    Sliman Bensmaïa
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Percept Psychophys 67:842-54. 2005
    ..Our results further suggested that the textural information conveyed by the Pacinian system concerns surface roughness and, possibly, stickiness...
  54. ncbi Harbor seal vibrissa morphology suppresses vortex-induced vibrations
    Wolf Hanke
    Institute for Biosciences, Department of Sensory and Cognitive Ecology, Marine Science Center, University of Rostock, 18059 Rostock, Germany
    J Exp Biol 213:2665-72. 2010
    ..The results are discussed in the light of pinniped sensory biology and potential biomimetic applications...
  55. pmc A review of the scientific basis and practical application of a new test of utricular function--ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials to bone-conducted vibration
    I S Curthoys
    Vestibular Research Laboratory, School of Psychology, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 29:179-86. 2009
    This is a review of recently published papers showing that bone-conducted vibration of the head causes linear acceleration stimulation of both inner ears and this linear acceleration is an effective way of selectively activating ..
  56. pmc Longitudinal pattern of basilar membrane vibration in the sensitive cochlea
    Tianying Ren
    Oregon Hearing Research Center NRC 04, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:17101-6. 2002
    ..mammalian ear, sound vibrates the eardrum, causing the tiny bones of the middle ear to vibrate, transferring the vibration to the inner ear fluids...
  57. ncbi Mechanical characteristics of rat vibrissae: resonant frequencies and damping in isolated whiskers and in the awake behaving animal
    Mitra J Hartmann
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109, USA
    J Neurosci 23:6510-9. 2003
    ..The best estimate for Young's modulus was approximately 3-4 GPa. Results of both vibration and impulse experiments showed that the whiskers are strongly damped, with damping ratios between 0.11 and 0.17...
  58. ncbi Bone cell responses to high-frequency vibration stress: does the nucleus oscillate within the cytoplasm?
    Rommel G Bacabac
    Department of Oral Cell Biology, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    FASEB J 20:858-64. 2006
    ..However, how bone cells sense vibration stress is unknown...
  59. pmc A combinatorial semaphorin code instructs the initial steps of sensory circuit assembly in the Drosophila CNS
    Zhuhao Wu
    The Solomon H Snyder Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Neuron 70:281-98. 2011
    ..These results reveal that distinct semaphorin-mediated guidance functions converge at PlexB and are critical for functional neural circuit assembly...
  60. ncbi Simple screening tests for peripheral neuropathy in the diabetes clinic
    B A Perkins
    Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 24:250-6. 2001
    ..four simple tests (the 10-g Semmes-Weinstein monofilament examination [SWME], superficial pain sensation, vibration testing by the on-off method, and vibration testing by the timed method) in 478 subjects with independent ..
  61. ncbi Locomotor-like movements evoked by leg muscle vibration in humans
    V S Gurfinkel
    Laboratory of Neurobiology of Motor Control, Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
    Eur J Neurosci 10:1608-12. 1998
    ..It was found that continuous leg muscle vibration produced rhythmic locomotor-like stepping movements of the suspended leg, persisting up to the end of ..
  62. ncbi Effect of long-term whole body vibration training on visceral adipose tissue: a preliminary report
    Dirk Vissers
    Department of Health Sciences Physiotherapy, University College of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Obes Facts 3:93-100. 2010
    To determine the effect of whole body vibration (WBV), combined with caloric restriction, on weight, body composition and metabolic risk factors in overweight and obese adults.
  63. ncbi Effects of whole body vibration in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease--a randomized controlled trial
    Rainer Gloeckl
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Schoen Klinik Hospital, Schoenau am Koenigssee, Germany
    Respir Med 106:75-83. 2012
    ..There is an unmet need for further research in new and complementary exercise modalities. Additional whole body vibration training during pulmonary rehabilitation may be such a new approach that has not yet been investigated in ..
  64. ncbi Reporting whole-body vibration intervention studies: recommendations of the International Society of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions
    F Rauch
    Shriners Hospital for Children and Research Center, Sainte Justine University Hospital Center, Montreal, Canada
    J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 10:193-8. 2010
    Whole-body vibration (WBV) is receiving increasing interest as a therapeutic modality to improve neuromuscular performance or to increase bone mass or density...
  65. ncbi Resonators in insect sound production: how insects produce loud pure-tone songs
    H C Bennet-Clark
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    J Exp Biol 202:3347-57. 1999
    In a resonant vibration, two reactive elements, such as a mass and a spring, interact: the resonant frequency depends on the magnitude of these two elements...
  66. pmc Acute whole body vibration training increases vertical jump and flexibility performance in elite female field hockey players
    D J Cochrane
    Massey University, Sport and Exercise, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Br J Sports Med 39:860-5. 2005
    To quantify the acute effect of whole body vibration (WBV) training on arm countermovement vertical jump (ACMVJ), grip strength, and flexibility performance.
  67. pmc Effect of low-magnitude, high-frequency vibration on osteocytes in the regulation of osteoclasts
    Esther Lau
    Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Bone 46:1508-15. 2010
    ..Recently, low-magnitude, high-frequency (LMHF) vibration (e.g., acceleration less than <1 x g, where g=9...
  68. ncbi Botulinum toxin changes intrafusal feedback in dystonia: a study with the tonic vibration reflex
    Carlo Trompetto
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Oftalmologia e Genetica, Universita di Genova, Italia
    Mov Disord 21:777-82. 2006
    ..between pre- and postinjection values of maximal M-wave (M-max), maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), and tonic vibration reflex (TVR) were measured in the injected muscles (wrist flexors or extensors)...
  69. ncbi Dentist's hand symptoms and high-frequency vibration
    J Szymanska
    Instytut Medycyny Wsi, Jaczewskiego 2, P.O.Box 185, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
    Ann Agric Environ Med 8:7-10. 2001
    The paper discusses characteristics of mechanical vibration as well as the mechanisms of vibration syndrome...
  70. ncbi Vibrotactile adaptation impairs discrimination of fine, but not coarse, textures
    M Hollins
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Somatosens Mot Res 18:253-62. 2001
    ..The surfaces were rectilinear arrays of pyramids produced by etching of silicon wafers. Adaptation to 100-Hz vibration severely hampered discrimination of surfaces with spatial periods below 100 microm (Experiment 1), but had ..
  71. ncbi Beyond sensory substitution--learning the sixth sense
    Saskia K Nagel
    Institute of Cognitive Science, Albrechtstr 28, Universitat Osnabruck, 49069 Osnabruck, Germany
    J Neural Eng 2:R13-26. 2005
    ..These data support the hypothesis that new sensorimotor contingencies can be learned and integrated into behaviour and affect perceptual experience...
  72. ncbi The role of fingerprints in the coding of tactile information probed with a biomimetic sensor
    J Scheibert
    Laboratoire de Physique Statistique de l Ecole Normale Superieure, CNRS UMR 8550, Associé aux Universités Paris 6 et Paris 7, 24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Science 323:1503-6. 2009
    ..Thus, fingerprints may perform spectral selection and amplification of tactile information that facilitate its processing by specific mechanoreceptors...
  73. ncbi Effects of short-term vibration and hypoxia during high-intensity cycling exercise on circulating levels of angiogenic regulators in humans
    Frank Suhr
    Institute of Training Science and Sport Informatics, German Sport Univ Cologne, Koln, Germany
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 103:474-83. 2007
    This study aimed to investigate the biological response to hypoxia as a stimulus, as well as exercise- and vibration-induced shear stress, which is known to induce angiogenesis. Twelve male cyclists (27.8 +/- 5...
  74. ncbi Evidence for the duplex theory of tactile texture perception
    M Hollins
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Percept Psychophys 62:695-705. 2000
    ....
  75. pmc Adipogenesis is inhibited by brief, daily exposure to high-frequency, extremely low-magnitude mechanical signals
    C T Rubin
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:17879-84. 2007
    ..Translated to the human, this may represent the basis for the nonpharmacologic prevention of obesity and its sequelae, achieved through developmental, rather than metabolic, pathways...
  76. ncbi Tuning and sensitivity of the human vestibular system to low-frequency vibration
    Neil P McAngus Todd
    Faculty of Life Science, Jacksons Mill, University of Manchester, Manchester M60 1QD, UK
    Neurosci Lett 444:36-41. 2008
    ..a remarkable sensitivity to displacement, whether excited by sound, whole-body acceleration or substrate-borne vibration. In response to seismic or substrate-borne vibration, thresholds for vestibular afferent fibre activation have ..
  77. ncbi Low-level accelerations applied in the absence of weight bearing can enhance trabecular bone formation
    Russell Garman
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794 2580, USA
    J Orthop Res 25:732-40. 2007
    ....
  78. ncbi Transmissibility of 15-hertz to 35-hertz vibrations to the human hip and lumbar spine: determining the physiologic feasibility of delivering low-level anabolic mechanical stimuli to skeletal regions at greatest risk of fracture because of osteoporosis
    Clinton Rubin
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794 2580, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:2621-7. 2003
    Experiments were undertaken to determine the degree to which high-frequency (15-35 Hz) ground-based, whole-body vibration are transmitted to the proximal femur and lumbar vertebrae of the standing human.
  79. pmc Insights from the conduct of a device trial in older persons: low magnitude mechanical stimulation for musculoskeletal health
    Douglas P Kiel
    Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Trials 7:354-67. 2010
    ..Alternatives to pharmacologic treatment are needed for older adults. Nonpharmacologic treatment with low magnitude, high frequency mechanical stimulation has been shown to prevent bone loss in animal and human studies...
  80. ncbi Low-level mechanical vibrations can influence bone resorption and bone formation in the growing skeleton
    Liqin Xie
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Psychology A, 3rd Floor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794 2580, USA
    Bone 39:1059-66. 2006
    ..BALB/cByJ mice were divided into four groups, baseline control (n = 8), age-matched control (n = 10), whole-body vibration (WBV) at 45 Hz (0...
  81. ncbi Reduction of postural sway by use of a vibrotactile balance prosthesis prototype in subjects with vestibular deficits
    Erna Kentala
    Department of Otology and Laryngology and the Jenks Vestibular Diagnostic Laboratory Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infumary, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 112:404-9. 2003
    ..The resulting tilt estimate was displayed by a vibrotactile array attached to the torso. The vibration served as tilt feedback to the subject...
  82. ncbi Reverse propagation of sound in the gerbil cochlea
    Tianying Ren
    Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, NRC 04, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
    Nat Neurosci 7:333-4. 2004
    ..These results contradict the current theory and show that the ear emits sounds through the cochlear fluids as compression waves rather than along the basilar membrane as backward-traveling waves...
  83. ncbi Effects of random whole-body vibration on postural control in Parkinson's disease
    Stephan Turbanski
    Institute of Sport Sciences, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Res Sports Med 13:243-56. 2005
    We investigated spontaneous effects of random whole-body vibration (rWBV) on postural control in Parkinsonian subjects...
  84. pmc Tool use changes multisensory interactions in seconds: evidence from the crossmodal congruency task
    Nicholas P Holmes
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Exp Brain Res 183:465-76. 2007
    ..Such enhancements are likely due to the increased behavioural relevance of visual stimuli as each tool use action is prepared before execution...
  85. ncbi Vibrotaction and texture perception
    M Hollins
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Behav Brain Res 135:51-6. 2002
    ..For example, eliminating vibration by preventing movement of a stimulus surface across the skin compromises psychophysical scaling and ..
  86. ncbi Effects of low-frequency whole-body vibration on motor-evoked potentials in healthy men
    Katya N Mileva
    Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, UK
    Exp Physiol 94:103-16. 2009
    The aim of this study was to determine whether low-frequency whole-body vibration (WBV) modulates the excitability of the corticospinal and intracortical pathways related to tibialis anterior (TA) muscle activity, thus contributing to ..
  87. ncbi Resistive vibration exercise attenuates bone and muscle atrophy in 56 days of bed rest: biochemical markers of bone metabolism
    G Armbrecht
    Zentrum für Muskel und Knochenforschung, Charite Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Osteoporos Int 21:597-607. 2010
    During and after prolonged bed rest, changes in bone metabolic markers occur within 3 days. Resistive vibration exercise during bed rest impedes bone loss and restricts increases in bone resorption markers whilst increasing bone formation.
  88. ncbi Effects of whole body vibration on bone mineral density and falls: results of the randomized controlled ELVIS study with postmenopausal women
    S von Stengel
    Institute of Medical Physics, University of Erlangen, Henkestr 91, 91052, Erlangen, Germany
    Osteoporos Int 22:317-25. 2011
    ..We determined whether the effect of exercise on bone mineral density (BMD) and falls can be enhanced by whole body vibration (WBV)...
  89. pmc Impaired vibration of auditory ossicles in osteopetrotic mice
    Sho Kanzaki
    Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
    Am J Pathol 178:1270-8. 2011
    ..Little is known about whether and how bone-resorbing osteoclasts play a role in the vibration of auditory ossicles...
  90. ncbi Measurement of cochlear power gain in the sensitive gerbil ear
    Tianying Ren
    Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Hearing Research Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Nat Commun 2:216. 2011
    ..to determine the volume displacement and volume velocity of the cochlear partition by measuring its transverse vibration along and across the partition...
  91. pmc Correction of vibration artifacts in DTI using phase-encoding reversal (COVIPER)
    Siawoosh Mohammadi
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, United Kingdom
    Magn Reson Med 68:882-9. 2012
    ..We refined the model of vibration-induced echo shifts, showing that asymmetric k-space coverage in widely used Partial Fourier acquisitions ..
  92. ncbi Inducing any virtual two-dimensional movement in humans by applying muscle tendon vibration
    Jean Pierre Roll
    Laboratoire de Neurobiologie Humaine, UMR 6149 CNRS, Universite de Provence, Pole 3C, Case B, 3 Place Victor Hugo, 13331 Marseille Cedex 03, France
    J Neurophysiol 101:816-23. 2009
    In humans, tendon vibration evokes illusory sensation of movement...
  93. pmc The endocochlear potential alters cochlear micromechanics
    Stefan Jacob
    Center for Hearing and Communication Research, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, M1 Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Biophys J 100:2586-94. 2011
    ..We conclude that the endogenous polarization of scala media affects the function of the hearing organ by altering its geometry, mechanical and electrical properties...
  94. ncbi Symptom scoring systems to diagnose distal polyneuropathy in diabetes: the Diabetic Neuropathy Symptom score
    J W G Meijer
    Rehabilitation CentreTolbrug Jeroen Bosch Hospital, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
    Diabet Med 19:962-5. 2002
    ..We validated a new four-item Diabetic Neuropathy Symptom (DNS) score for diagnosing distal diabetic polyneuropathy...
  95. ncbi Electric field generated by axial longitudinal vibration modes of microtubule
    M Cifra
    Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
    Biosystems 100:122-31. 2010
    ..We calculated electric field generated by axial longitudinal vibration modes of microtubules for random, and coherent excitation...
  96. ncbi Effects of vibration treatment on tibial bone of ovariectomized rats analyzed by in vivo micro-CT
    Julienne E M Brouwers
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, P O Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    J Orthop Res 28:62-9. 2010
    Daily low-amplitude, high-frequency whole-body vibration (WBV) treatment can increase bone formation rates and bone volume in rodents...
  97. pmc Reverse wave propagation in the cochlea
    Wenxuan He
    Oregon Hearing Research Center, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road, NRC04, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:2729-33. 2008
    ..Here, we show that BM vibration amplitude and phase at the DP frequency are very similar to responses evoked by external tones...
  98. pmc The location of the cochlear amplifier: spatial representation of a single tone on the guinea pig basilar membrane
    I J Russell
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer Brighton, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 94:2660-4. 1997
    ..We estimate that the site of amplification for the 15 kHz region is restricted to a 1.25 mm length of basilar membrane centered on the 15 kHz place...
  99. ncbi Low-magnitude high-frequency vibration (LMHFV) enhances bone remodeling in osteoporotic rat femoral fracture healing
    Dick Ho Kiu Chow
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 5 F, Clinical Science Building, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    J Orthop Res 29:746-52. 2011
    Low-magnitude high-frequency vibration (LMHFV) (35 Hz, 0.3 g) accelerates fracture healing by enhancing callus formation and mineralization for both normal and osteoporotic rats in our previous studies...
  100. ncbi Effects of 5 minutes of neck-muscle vibration immediately before occupational therapy on unilateral spatial neglect
    Katsuya Kamada
    Faculty of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Kagoshima University, Makizono cho, Kagoshima, Japan
    Disabil Rehabil 33:2322-8. 2011
    To evaluate the effects of neck-muscle vibration for 5 min before occupational therapy (OT) on unilateral spatial neglect (USN).
  101. ncbi Resistive vibration exercise reduces lower limb muscle atrophy during 56-day bed-rest
    D L Belavý
    Center for Muscle and Bone Research, Charite Campus Benjamin Franklin, Free University and Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 9:225-35. 2009
    The current study aimed to examine the effectiveness of a resistive vibration exercise countermeasure during prolonged bed-rest in preventing lower-limb muscle atrophy.

Research Grants75

  1. Personalized Clinical Diagnostics and Beyond: Integrated Ring Resonator Arrays
    Ryan Bailey; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This technology promises to broadly impact the landscape of the biomedical sciences, both meeting the clinical diagnostic challenges of today and pioneering the paradigm-shifting discoveries of tomorrow. ..
  2. UNDERSTANDING VIBRATION INJURY
    Danny A Riley; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..agriculture-forestry and fishing, and mining Sectors and are currently exposed to levels of hand-arm vibration putting them at risk for developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) with a prevalence of 10-50% after working ..
  3. Development of a Wearable Passive Vibration Therapy System for the Lower Extremit
    JEFFREY MICHAEL LEISMER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..proposes the development and preclinical testing of a Wearable Passive Vibration Therapy (WPVT) System for the Lower Extremity for use by older adults with limited or no mobility...
  4. NIH Director's Pioneer Award
    Karl Deisseroth; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Effect of botulinum toxin plus vibration on bone in children with cerebral palsy
    Christopher M Modlesky; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..mechanism(s) of action and the degree to which this effect can be mitigated by a high-frequency, low- magnitude vibration (HLV) stimulus...
  6. Crosslink augmentation to resist snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
    Thomas P Hedman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Previous testing suggests that this technique can augment the soft palate's mechanical properties, reduce vibration, and concomitantly increase resistance to mechanical degradation...
  7. PASSY-MUIR SWALLOWING SELF TRAINING DEVICE TO ENCHANCE RECOVERY POST STROKE
    CHRISTY LESLIE LUDLOW; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The vibration to the cartilage penetrates through the tissues to stimulate sensory receptors in the larynx -well known to ..
  8. CONTROL OF INNER EAR MICROCIRCULATION
    Alfred L Nuttall; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..provided by applicant): A goal of the cochlear physiology laboratory is to understand how sound induced vibration of the tissues in the inner ear results in loss of sensory function and cell pathology...
  9. Identification of Biomechanically Valid Cell Therapeutics for Vocal Fold Scar
    Rebecca S Bartlett; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Specific Aim 1 contrasts genomic expression of MSC and VFF following vibration and tensile strain (stretch) at human physiological levels using DNA microarray...
  10. Parallel en-face optical coherence microscopy with adaptive focus
    Guoqiang Li; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..performed electro- optically without translational components, the moving effect of the sample due to mechanic vibration of the conventional imaging system can be avoided...
  11. Parallel en-face optical coherence microscopy with adaptive focus
    Guoqiang Li; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..performed electro- optically without translational components, the moving effect of the sample due to mechanic vibration of the conventional imaging system can be avoided...
  12. Bilayered Vocal Fold Tissue Engineering
    Jennifer L Long; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..tissue engineering is th concomitant replication of the two layers (epithelial and mesenchymal) responsible for vibration in the native vocal fold cover...
  13. Ossicle vibration measurements in conductive hearing loss
    Steven L Jacques; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..testing the performance of the hardware and middle ear analysis software using phantom objects with known vibration. In Aim 2 we use the prototype otoscope to study human temporal bone specimens to investigate ossicular chain &..
  14. Harnessing mechanical signals to control mesenchymal stem cell fate
    JANET E RUBIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In marked contrast to bone/fat outcomes generated by prolonged exercise, we have shown that Low Intensity Vibration (LIV) produces an anabolic response in bone and a marked suppression of fat after short daily treatment time (&..
  15. Biomechanical Measurement and Modeling of Normal and Diseased Middle Ears
    Rong Z Gan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..A FE model of pediatric ear will be created for studying OM in young children. The acoustic-mechanical vibration and energy transmission through the middle ear in diseased ears will be visualized and quantified in the 3D FE ..
  16. A Middle Ear Twist: Imaging, Physiology & Biomechanics
    RYAN PATRICK JACKSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Anatomical studies indicate that in larger mammals, the malleus may-assume a twisting mode of vibration, rather than the classical hinging mode...
  17. The Effects of Hyper and Hypocapnia on Phonatory Laryngeal Resistance
    Amanda I Gillespie; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of the flow of gases into and out of the lungs as well as establishing resistance required for vocal fold vibration in voiced communication...
  18. 3-D optical imaging of the in vivo organ of Corti motion at a sub-nanometer scale
    Alfred L Nuttall; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Interferometers based on OCT have not been produced but have unique properties useful for vibration measurements of the tissues and cells of the inner ear...
  19. EMG Biofeedback with AMES
    Paul Cordo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The goal of Phase II is to further develop the hardware and software associated with EMG biofeedback and muscle vibration, and to test the efficacy of AMES with EMG biofeedback on stroke patients with hand extensor plegia...
  20. EFFECT OF NEURAL CONSTRAINTS ON MOVEMENT IN STROKE
    Julius P Dewald; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..joint perturbation studies to demonstrate the integrated nature of the loss of independent joint control and vibration reflexes...
  21. Abstinence and Drug Withdrawal: Innovative Translational Methods for Neonates
    ELISABETH BLOCH SALISBURY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Conditions of stochastic vibration (specially designed mattress with mechanical actuators embedded in foam;30-60Hz, RMS amplitude 0...
  22. Interactive Sensor Technology to Measure Adherence to Prescribed Therapeutic Foot
    Bor Rong Chen; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..e. subject didn't wear the footwear), the sensor unit will notify an alarm (via sound or vibration) and will mark the time of the alarm in the on-board memory system...
  23. Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain in Demylenated Nerves
    Fletcher A White; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Reported neuropathies include increases in the threshold required for vibration and cold sensation, in addition to neuropathic pain...
  24. Acoustic Behavior - Neural and Comparative Bases
    Ronald R Hoy; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Preliminary data show that these ears are sensitive to sound over a large bandwidth and have modes of vibration substantially different from those published before...
  25. Vibratory Mechanotransduction
    Charles K Webb; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..folds are laryngeal connective tissues that develop unique structure/composition to withstand high frequency vibration (>100 Hz) during vocalization and repair minor injury without fibrotic scarring...
  26. Application of Mechanical Vibration to Enhance Orthodontic Tooth Movement
    Dawei Liu; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The long-term goal of this project is to apply mechanical vibration (MV) to enhance tooth movement in orthodontic patients to shorten overall treatment time...
  27. Aerodynamic Study for Laryngeal Function Assessment Using Airflow Interruption Me
    Jack J Jiang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the optimal interruption length for measurement of Ps and determine how interruption affects vocal fold vibration by combining our aerodynamic assessment devices with high-speed video imaging...
  28. Mechanical stress and skeletal plasticity after spinal cord injury in humans
    Richard K Shields; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Three specific aims will test these hypotheses using a servo-controlled vibration table and a pneumatically controlled compressive load...
  29. In vivo Organ of Corti Mechanoelectric Physiology
    Alfred L Nuttall; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..physiology laboratory is to understand how the components of the organ of Corti enhance the sound induced vibration of the basilar membrane, a process known as cochlear amplification (CA)...
  30. Kinematic Modeling of Asymmetric Vocal Fold Vibration
    ROBIN AMY SAMLAN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Clinical voice evaluation and management are based in understanding how vocal fold vibration patterns are related to vocal function measures and perception...
  31. Role of local strain in osteogenic response to vibration therapy in humans
    Chamith Sudesh Rajapakse; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Most importantly, the successful completion of the aims has the potential to change the current paradigm of managing ROD by adapting LMMS as an attractive and preventive intervention. ..
  32. Osteoarthritis Progression And Sensory Pathway Alterations
    Richard J Miller; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Specialized sensory neurons mediate different sensations, including touch, proprioception, vibration, and different types of noxious stimuli...
  33. Autonomous Electromechanical Gas Detection Microsystem for Mine Safety
    Xiangqun Zeng; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The robust sensor platform is inherently resistant to vibration, smoke, moisture, and other common mine interferents, and sensors will be internally calibrated for variable ..
  34. Pneumatic Medicine: A transformative treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy
    LAURA F JACOBS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..the subject respond to stimuli in the foot?") will be appraised with measureable non-invasive bedside testing: vibration, soft-touch cotton ball, sharp-touch jagged wooden sticks, and electro-diagnostic testing to measure nerve ..
  35. A sensor-based remote monitoring system to prevent falls in older adults
    DEBRA EVELYN KROTISH; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The overall goal of the Phase I SBIR application is to deploy and validate a vibration and motion sensor-based monitoring system that both a) reliably detects falls and b) provides the data necessary ..
  36. OLIVOCOCHLEAR EFFERENT SYSTEMS AND COCHLEAR PHYSIOLOGY
    John J Guinan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..This new motion is not contained in the transverse vibration of the classic traveling wave that is shown by basilar-membrane (BM) motion in the cochlear base...
  37. Biomechanical Characterization of Vocal Fold Tissues
    Roger W Chan; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..matrix (ECM), including to quantify the tissue fatigue response contributing to the safety limits of accumulated vibration exposure in the vocal fold ECM, and to quantify the viscoelastic shear properties of human vocal fold scar ..
  38. Neuromuscular control of the larynx
    DINESH KHATRI CHHETRI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..vocal fold length, (b) glottal width, (c) glottal convergence, and (d) medial surface bulging, (2) the resultant vibration pattern of the vocal folds using high-speed photography, and (3) the resultant phonation type (aphonic, falsetto-..
  39. Whole Body Vibration Training for Healthy Body Composition in Young Adults
    Kerri M Winters-Stone; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed research is designed to test the novel hypothesis that active participation in whole-body vibration (WBV) training will result in suppression of accumulation of fat, maintenance of lean muscle mass and reduced ..
  40. Miniaturized Distal Vibration System for Penetration of Vascular Occlusions
    STEPHANIE ADI HARRINGTON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our vibration guide wire platform technology will improve angioplasty of chronic blockages ("Chronic Total Occlusions") while ..
  41. Wearable muscle fiber excitation system for preventing blood clot
    BERTRAM NWORAH EZENWA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..component parts, the accompanying special limb brace, and the human interface section for transmitting the micro vibration energy to the human limb. We will generate in SolidWorks, realistic solid models, (STL) of each component part...
  42. Relationship of MRI to ASIA Impairment Scale in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury
    John W McDonald; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..to ASIA clinical classification and neurological motor and sensory testing (Aim1) and to quantitative vibration threshold sensory testing (Aim2)...
  43. MULTIDIMENSIONAL HEART IMAGING WITH ULTRASOUND
    Cristina Pislaru; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..to measure shear modulus using MRI (Science 269:1854-1857, 1995), a new imaging method that uses the harmonic vibration of tissue induced by ultrasound radiation pressure (Science 280, 82-85, 1998), theory for harmonic vibration ..
  44. Interactive Program to Manage and Prevent Back Pain
    A Blair Irvine; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..e., individuals who work while seated and are subject to heavy vibration)...
  45. Evolutionary Behavioral Genomics of Drosophila Courtship
    THOMAS LEE TURNER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..during courtship, a Drosophila male extends a single wing and "twangs" this wing repeatedly to produce a wing vibration song consisting of a series of pulses...
  46. Voltage-sensitive dye imaging setup
    Dieter Jaeger; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..A substantial amount of the basic equipment (Olympus BX50 microscope, vibration isolation table, recording amplifiers) needed for this setup will be contributed by the major investigators, and ..
  47. Laryngeal muscular control of voice production and quality
    Zhaoyan Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Although it has been well accepted that vocal fold vibration and the resulting voice quality critically depend on vocal fold stiffness and geometry, the neuromuscular mechanisms regulating vocal fold ..
  48. Source-Filter Interaction in Speech
    Ingo R Titze; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The feedback interaction can disturb vocal fold vibration, producing pitch jumps, subharmonic frequencies, or even chaos...
  49. Handsight: Mobile Services for Low Vision
    PETER WINTHROP HALLINAN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..To allow widespread adoption Handsight uses voice, keypad, and vibration for user interaction;and for extensibility it is built on open-source software both on the handset and on the ..
  50. Restoring upper limb movement sense to amputees;a move towards natural control o
    Paul Marasco; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Aim 1) We will use vibration and pressure to selectively activate the illusion and look at how targeted reinnervation amputees perceive this ..
  51. Influence of subglottic anatomy on voice production
    Scott L Thomson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    PROJECT SUMMARY Vocal fold vibration is caused by a three-way coupling between laryngeal aerodynamics, acoustics, and tissue dynamics...
  52. Experimental study of the cochlear amplifier
    Tianying Ren; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..mechanism called the "cochlear amplifier", which uses metabolic energy to boost basilar membrane (BM) vibration. Although it is well established that outer hair cells (OHCs) can generate forces through somatic and hair-..
  53. Texas A&M Health Science Center Occupational Safety &Health Training Program
    MARK EDWARD BENDEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..interaction, displays and controls, information processing, industrial process safety, epidemiology, vibration control, and statistics...
  54. Rapid parallel 3D confocal/fluorescence cell imaging with varifocal lens
    Guoqiang Li; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..performed electro-optically without translational components and the moving effect of the sample due to mechanic vibration of the conventional imaging system can be avoided...
  55. Observing auditory mechanics with pressure and motion measurements
    Elizabeth S Olson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..transmits sound to the inner ear, and the mechanical processing that leads to a frequency-sorted pattern of vibration along the long narrow strip of sensory tissue in the inner ear...
  56. On-line Ergonomics Solutions
    DAN MACLEOD; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..A general class of conditions that involve the nerves, tendons, muscles, and supporting structures of the body. Risk factors include awkward postures, excessive force, repetitive motions, static load, and vibration.
  57. Influence of surface adhesion forces on vocal fold stress and function
    Scott Thomson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Incorporate ASL models into self-oscillating models of vocal fold vibration, including a two-dimensional, body- cover finite element (FE) vocal fold model and a three-dimensional, multi-..
  58. BIOREACTORS FOR TISSUES EXPOSED TO HIGH FREQUENCY VIBRATION
    Ingo R Titze; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In contrast, mounting evidence suggests beneficial effects of vibration for building bone and muscle tissue and as a positive neuropharmacological therapeutic technique for reducing ..
  59. EMG Biofeedback with AMES
    Paul Cordo; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..robotic device using biofeedback of voluntary joint torque, while the sensation of motion is enhanced by tendon vibration. In a pre-clinical trial, we showed AMES to be effective at restoring functional movement in both upper and ..
  60. The Relationship between Vortices, Acoustics, and Vibration in Vocal Fold Assymet
    SIDDARTH MITTER KHOSLA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..because the problems are so complex, scientific understanding of how structural asymmetries affect vocal fold vibration and voice production is particularly important...
  61. Biomechanical Mechanisms of Phonation
    Zhaoyan Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..unclear how changes in individual geometrical and material properties of the vocal system affect vocal fold vibration and voice production...
  62. Micro-Pumper method for improving the specificity of CSF shunt patency testing
    Marek Swoboda; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The device provides specific vibration pulses to the valve, creating a controlled level of CSF flow through the valve...
  63. Targeting S1P receptors to prevent hearing loss
    Jerold Chun; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..to prevent hearing loss Cochlear hair cells, the primary functional subunits required for the transduction of vibration into the auditory sensation, are subject to irreversible degeneration and consequent loss of hearing acuity...
  64. Effects of Acupuncture-Induced nNOS-NO in Dorsal Medulla on Sensory Neuropathy
    Sheng Xing Ma; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..common forms of diabetic neuropathies are sensory dysfunctions with hyperalgesia and reduced temperature and vibration perception thresholds, which lead to very distressing and debilitating clinical complications...
  65. 2009 Cellular Osmoregulation: Sensors, Transducers & Regulators GRC
    PAUL YANCEY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..role in human hearing and touch, and involves sensing of forces such as osmotic pressure, membrane stretch, vibration, and touch, these areas are included in the program...
  66. Awareness Enhancement and Monitoring Device for Treatment of Trichotillomania
    Joseph Himle; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..relative body position between the hand and the effected hair, creating awareness by signaling the user, using vibration and/or sound, prior to pulling...
  67. FLEXIBLE MAGNETOHYDRAULIC ACOUSTIC CATHETER
    DAVID WUCHINICH; Fiscal Year: 1991
    DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from Applicant's Abstract) It is postulated that intense (greater than 3 W/mm2) acoustic vibration can be conveyed with sufficient intensity through a flexible fluid transmission line to intravascularly excavate ..
  68. BIOMECHANICS OF THE MIDDLE EAR
    THOMAS HETHERINGTON; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..Research is proposed to further examine the mechanics of vibration transmission through the opercularis system, and to test if the system can provide directional cues about the ..
  69. Mechanical Intervention in Children with Cerebral Palsy
    Tishya Wren; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Whole body vibration has shown promise as an alternative method for stimulating both increases in bone mass and improvements in ..
  70. Vibrotactile Feedback for Prosthetic Limbs II
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    ..Further, optimal vibrotactile feedback codes require that the vibration frequency and intensity be independent...
  71. Laser Ablation of Dental Hard Tissues
    Daniel Fried; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In addition to eliminating the noise and vibration associated with the Dental drill, lasers offer several unique advantages over current surgical technology for ..
  72. PHYSIOLOGY AND MEASUREMENT OF VOCAL FOLD VIBRATION
    Jack Jiang; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..from the Investigator's Abstract): Basic biochemical research approaches have provided information on vocal fold vibration that is potentially useful for clinical decision making...
  73. Ultra-soft atomic force microscope (USAFM) technology using nano-cantilevers for
    MEHDI YAZDANPANAH; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..the cantilever's mass, which will consequently increase its resonance frequency and decrease its thermal vibration at low frequencies...
  74. INFORMATION PROCESSING BY THE AUDITORY SYSTEM
    WILLIAM YOST; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The auditory system's ability to use sound and vibration to determine the sources of sound, especially in multi-source acoustic environments, is a major cross-cutting ..
  75. DORSAL ROOT GANGLION AS SOURCE OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN
    Thomas Baumann; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Negative (loss of function) symptoms include reduced vibration perception, compromised light touch and position sense, weakness and depressed tendon reflexes, loss of ..