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Society Grantees Test Vibrating Insoles for Improving Walking and Balance

December 22, 2014

People with MS can lose sensation in their feet, significantly contributing to balance and walking problems. The Society is funding a team at the University of Massachusetts to study whether vibrating insoles can address these problems, one of more than 30 projects in the area of rehabilitation research, testing solutions so that people with MS can live their best life every day. Read more on News Medical.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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