Balance and Dizziness: Equipment and Tools
The unstable surface of a BOSU (both sides utilized) ball forces you to engage your core muscles to stay upright. As you keep trying to stand on a BOSU ball, you will eventually be able to keep your balance for longer periods of time.
Ned Optokinetic to the Right and Ned Optokinetic to the Left
Optokinetic brain exercises. Repeated viewing of these video clips may help those with visually-stimulated vertigo – when you get the feeling that you want to look away, keep watching for three to five seconds longer. Once you are okay with these simple exercises, try this more complex optokinetic.
Wii Fit Plus
While no studies have specifically investigated the efficacy of the Nintendo Wii Fit balance board in people with vestibular or balance disorders, balance improvement in people with multiple disabilities has been demonstrated.
iPad, Tablet, eReader or Book Holder (Floor Stand)
The LEVO G2 Deluxe Floor Stand is an adjustable iPad, tablet and eReader stand that allows users to sit comfortably, lie back, or relax in bed while securely using their tablet or eReader without having to use their hands. The sturdy materials and solid design minimize bouncing and significantly reduce the risk of tipping, ensuring uninterrupted viewing comfort.
The LEVO G2 stand has a 5-axis articulating arm for easy positioning with adjustable tension for optimal movement in any direction. The user can also interchange platforms from tablets and eReaders to books, and back again (the book platform is sold separately as an accessory). The holder accommodates tablets and eReaders up to 8.7" x 12" weighing up to 4 pounds. Height range of movement is between 30" to 56" (measured from floor to center of tablet platform). It is mobile, durable, versatile, quick and simple to adjust, and no tools are required.
Book lovers: Buy the accessory to hold books. You can lie on your side or flat on your back, which for many dizziness sufferers works much better than sitting up in bed to read. (Model 33701 LEVO G2 Book Platform Kit - holds books weighing up to 4 pounds)
Note: There is also a table/desktop model; useful in an office environment.
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