Development and Validation of an Experimental Protocol to Evaluate Posture Control

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Abstract

Maintaining a stable upright position and body orientation are fundamental tasks to perform everyday activities and ensure the quality of life. The ability to maintain these can be damaged by various pathologies/disfunctions, such as stroke and aging. Therefore, it is important to quantify how the postural control reacts to different situation and how is affected by different pathologies, which could bring a big contribution in a clinical context, by helping to diagnose pathologies that can bring postural impairments. An experimental protocol was developed that combines both electromyography and posturography. To help validate this protocol, 53 patients (43 healthy and 10 stroke patients) performed it twice within a two-week period. By comparing the results from the two runs, it was possible to assess that these were not statistical different, and thus prove that the protocol is viable tool to build a normative database.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Life Improvement - 11th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2020, Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Nastaran Farhadi, Fábio Lopes, Helena Pereira
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages387-394
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-45124-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-45123-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event11th Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2020 - Costa de Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 1 Jul 20203 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer
Volume577
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference11th Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2020
CountryPortugal
CityCosta de Caparica
Period1/07/203/07/20

Keywords

  • Balance
  • Electromyography
  • Postural control
  • Signal processing

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