How is the rotational chair test performed in a dizziness evaluation?

Updated: Jun 26, 2018
  • Author: Wayne T Shaia, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Rotational chair testing

  • This test involves sinusoidally rotating the subject in a darkened booth while eye position is monitored to assess the VOR.

  • By comparing eye velocity to head velocity (ie, velocity of the chair), one can determine VOR gain. The phase lead of the response and any asymmetry in the response can also be determined.

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