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Human Implants of Vestibular Prostheses at the Maastricht University Medical Center

Physicians at the Maastricht University Medical Center implanted two patients with vestibular prostheses.  These implants are similar to a cochlear implant, but instead of sound, conveys orientation and acceleration information to the vestibular organ that assists in preserving balance. According to lead implanter Prof. Robert Stokroos, preliminary assessment is promising, and research will be conducted to determine if the brain can

 
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