Relationship between tactile stimuli and human body sway

Masaya Tadocoro, Taro Shibanoki

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This paper describes the relationship between tactile stimulation and human body sway. We previously proposed a body sway mitigation system based on tactile stimulation and revealed that simultaneous stimulation behind both auricles were significantly improve human balance function, however, the mechanism of it were not fully discussed. In this paper, some stimulation patterns were applied to participants and COP distribution before/after stimulation was extracted. The results showed that COP values after stimulation could be inclined to the opposite of the stimulation site. It indicates that tactile stimuli can control human balance function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-591
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event26th International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics, ICAROB 2021 - Beppu, Oita, Japan
Duration: Jan 21 2021Jan 24 2021


  • Balance function
  • Body sway
  • Center of pressure
  • Tactile stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation


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