The previous post contains a note as follows -

"Note - I am not advocating electrical stimulation of the foot muscles in a standing or walking/running individual due to possible balance issues . "

It made me wonder if NMES might be a comparatively inexpensive way of delivering balance perturbation training .

We know that the intrinsic foot muscles and those around the ankle are involved in balance .So , if they are unexpectedly and briefly subjected to specific patterns of NMES , it follows that they could be involved in loss of balance . In addition , in a standing individual ,
the effect would be to produce a balance shift similar to a trip and not a slip .
Safety would of course require supervision and a safety harness .

Any thoughts on this ?

Gerry