Vestibular AutoRotation Testing
boismier at umich.edu
Tue May 28 06:35:44 EST 1996
In article <4o38tc$3j3 at tribune.concentric.net>, eardoc at anon.penet.fi says...
>Question: How many of you utilize or have used the VAT system? What
>role is it used in vestibular evaluations or outcomes based
>evaluations? Do you find it useful? Just curious...
The VAT (from Lifetech/Western Systems) and the Vortex (from MicroMedical)
have been marketed as lost-cost replacements for traditonal "whole body
rotation" rotary chair systems. Unfortunately, there have been no studies to
date which directly compare auto-head rotation devices to rotary chair in the
same population. We are in the process of such a study at U of Michigan. Until
we finish the study, we are not using VAT data clinically.
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