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Equilibrioception is the sense of balance. This is what prevents a person or animal from falling over while walking or doing other physical activity.
Special training to improve sense of balance of seniors, Hollywood.

In humans

In humans, equilibrioception is mainly sensed by the detection of acceleration, which occurs in the vestibular system. Other senses play roles as well, e.g. the visual system and proprioception. The importance of visual input for balance is illustrated by its being harder to stand on one foot with eyes closed than with eyes open.

The sense of balance, usually, deteriorates in the process of aging of a person. However, it can be improved considerably with the help of special training.[1]

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  1. Hammer, A., Nilsagard, Y., & Wallquist, M. (2008). "Balance training in stroke patients a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials". Advances in physiotherapy 10 (4): 163–172. doi:10.1080/14038190701757656 .