Whole body vibration (WBV) has acute effects on postural control strategy. The degree of impact depends on the amplitude, frequency, and duration of WBV, and the difficult level of balance task as well as the reliability of sensory information to the individual [1, 2, 3]. Healthy young adults can return to the baseline level of postural sway for a simple balance task within 20 minutes after repeated exposure to WBV . Little is known about the acute and residual effects of WBV on the center-of-mass (COM) movement after a single bout of WBV. This study aimed to understand the COM movements of young adults pre-, during, immediately post-, and 5-minute post 40-second WBV during standing.
Liang H & Wu J. Effect of whole body vibration on center of mass movement in children and young adults. Poster presentation at the 40th American Society of Biomechanics annual meeting, Raleigh, NC, August 2-5, 2016.