Proprioception is the body’s sense of its own movement and position, as well as the force and effort applied to movement. This is quite different to vision, taste, hearing, smell and touch which are all for sensing things outside the body, and other senses that tell us what is going on inside the body (e.g. pain, hunger).
Dr Lee Walsh is a specialist in human proprioception and he explains how proprioception measures the position and movement of the body.
Dr Lee Walsh the founder and director of Platypus Technical Consultants. Lee is an electrical and biomedical engineer, physiologist, technical consultant and science communicator. He has over a decade of experience in measurement, instrumentation and analysis, particularly in clinical settings, physiology and medical device testing.