Vibro-Tactile Stimulation (VTS) is being studied as a future treatment for spasmodic dysphonia

Jürgen Konczak, Ph.D

Vibro-Tactile Stimulation (VTS) is a non-invasive neuromodulation technique that stimulates the larynx. Using a 30-minute application of VTS, patients with SD found measurable improvements in their voice quality.

A study is underway, funded by the National Institute of Health, to investigate the long-term benefits of VTS and monitor the corresponding neurophysical changes in the brain.

The development of a wearable VTS device may be a future treatment for SD.

Click here to watch a video on the device.

For more information, contact Dr. Jürgen Konczak at the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, MN.